moline

[moh-lin, moh-lahyn]
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adjective Heraldry.

(of a cross) having arms of equal length, split and curved back at the ends, used especially as the cadency mark of an eighth son: a cross moline.

Origin of moline

1555–65; < Anglo-French *moliné, equivalent to molin mill1 + < Latin -ātus -ate1

Moline

[moh-leen]

noun

a city in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi.
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Contemporary Examples of moline

  • Moline bent over him, "Next time, we ain't playing no pattycake."

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    May 11, 2009

  • Moline stood up, pulled up his shirt, stuck the .22 under his belt and said, "Get the door, bro."

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  • Moline looked at the front door, then asked, "Why you running Jasmine down my street?"

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British Dictionary definitions for moline

moline

adjective

heraldry (of a cross) having arms of equal length, forked and curved back at the ends

Word Origin for moline

C16: probably from Anglo-French moliné, from molin mill 1, referring to the arms curved back like the ends of a mill-rind
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