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mandrin

(măndrĭn)
n.
  1. A stiff wire or stylet inserted into a soft catheter to give it shape and firmness while passing through a hollow tubular structure.mandrel
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Historical Examples of mandrin

  • Mandrin was the son of a peasant in Dauphiny who dealt in cattle.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King

  • They should not carry off everything from the Mandrin pharmacy!

    Home Fires in France

    Dorothy Canfield

  • As he left, he said, "Personally I have not the faintest idea they will penetrate as far as Mandrin—not the faintest!"

    Home Fires in France

    Dorothy Canfield

  • Two German soldiers were throwing down hay from the gable end of the Mandrin livery-stable which overlooked the wall.

    Home Fires in France

    Dorothy Canfield

  • Mandrin, with those that survived of his little party, were carried prisoners to Valence in Dauphiny.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King