- a city in E Brazil.
- a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
- a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
- a steep ravine or precipice.
Origin of linn
before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn
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Examples from the Web for lins
These proverbs have always old words in them; lins is leave off.The Journal to Stella
There was then a call for Chih-cheng, upon which a young waiting-maid came forward and stood quite close to Mr. Lins head.
Immediately a boat rose from the lake, and Lins wife, stepping into it, vanished from sight like a bird on the wing.
- a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
- a ravine or precipice
C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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