Definitions

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  • n. mullion

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nun.
  • n. Same as mullion.

Etymologies

From Old French moinel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One hard-liner, Lt.Gen. Muhammed Aziz, was shifted from his post as the power-ful corps commander in Lahore to a cere-monial position as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.

    A Fine Balance

  • Soon enough, she was enveloped by the beating of her heart, thundering like the beat of cere - monial drums.

    Second Skin

  • Now though it is true that “love by its essence signifies destruction and choice” and that it “proceeds from a person to a person” (Berdyaev, p. 244) — and that ob - servation should be applied in the first place to matri - monial love — it is nonetheless true that in the course of the first millennium of the Christianization of the

    LOVE

  • Bowring was released from the straps that held him in and was lowered to the ground completely unhurt and thereupon issued an unsolicited testi - monial to the Hawker Hurricane.

    The HurricaneStory

  • "Tell him I'm fed up with the Force and am thinking seriously of going to live on the reserve -- _monial nayanok-a-weget_ -- turn 'squaw-man' -- 'take the blanket.'"

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • The Council of Trent (Sess. xxv, cap. 7, de regular. et monial.) fixed forty years complete and eight years after her profession for an abbess, mother general, or prioress of any religious order of nuns.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • He was received as an actual manitou, with cere monial feats, anointing the limbs of himself and his companions, and "a veritable sacrifice like that which they made to their false gods", being invoked at the same time to give them victory against their enemies, abundant crops, and immunity from disease and famine.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • He also added to the ancient patri - monial fortune of his ancestors, the lands of Foord in vice coini« tata de Haddingtoun, by the marriage of Blizabeth, eldest of the two daughters and coheirs of Robert Hepburn of Foord, by whom he left issue James, his successor, and colonel Thomas Stuart, who died in France.

    Peerage of England. ...

  • He also added to the ancient patri - monial fortune of his ancestors, the lands of Foord in vice comi - tatu de Haddingtoun, by the marriage of Elizabeth, eldest of the two daughters and coheirs of Robert Hepburn of Foord, by whom he left issue James, his successor, and colonel Thomas Stuart, who died in France.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

  • Thus have I, in as clear a manner as I am able, stated to you my views in coming to Europe, and all that I have now to request is that you will, in your own way & accord - ing to your own idea of justice to me, send me such a testi - monial as you may think proper.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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