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moulin

[moo-lan]
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noun
  1. a nearly vertical shaft or cavity worn in a glacier by surface water falling through a crack in the ice.
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Origin of moulin

1855–60; < French < Late Latin molīnum mill1

Allier

[a-lyey]
noun
  1. a river flowing N from S France to the Loire. About 250 miles (400 km) long.
  2. a department in central France. 2850 sq. mi. (7380 sq. km). Capital: Moulins.
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Historical Examples

  • I forbid your going to Moulins or rushing off in pursuit of the fugitive.

    Artists' Wives

    Alphonse Daudet

  • At Moulins no one knew him; at Paris, his pieces were hissed.

    Artists' Wives

    Alphonse Daudet

  • Moulins is the finest town we have seen since we left Paris.

  • The Cathedral at Moulins has a curious misfit of nave and chancel.

  • He was born at Moulins (Bourbonnais) on the 21st of August 1670.


British Dictionary definitions for moulins

Moulins

noun
  1. a market town in central France, on the Allier River. Pop: 21 892 (1999)
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Allier

noun
  1. a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop: 342 307 (2003 est). Area: 7382 sq km (2879 sq miles)
  2. a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)
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moulin

noun
  1. a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris
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Word Origin

C19: from French: a mill

Moulin

noun
  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1899–1943, French lawyer and Resistance hero; Chairman of the National Council of the Resistance (1943): tortured to death by the Nazis
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