- (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
- a city in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi.
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Examples from the Web for moline
Moline bent over him, "Next time, we ain't playing no pattycake."
Moline stood up, pulled up his shirt, stuck the .22 under his belt and said, "Get the door, bro."
Moline looked at the front door, then asked, "Why you running Jasmine down my street?"
Many of them I also served afterwards on the way to Moline and Minnesota.Reminiscences
The superintendent at Moline had to write the superintendent here.The "Genius"
Before Hunton left the room, he said to Mr. Moline, Thou will not leave me, friend?
With Rock Island and Moline it forms one great commercial unit.
Instead, she lay awake in the attic of the Moline cabin and cried in her hands, listening to the whirl of the nights without.The Maid of the Whispering Hills
Vingie E. Roe
- heraldry (of a cross) having arms of equal length, forked and curved back at the ends
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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