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or car·lin  (kär′lĭn)
n. Scots
A woman, especially an old one.

[Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl, man.]
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(Plants) a Eurasian thistle-like plant, Carlina vulgaris, having spiny leaves and flower heads surrounded by raylike whitish bracts: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: carline thistle
[C16: from French, probably from Latin cardō thistle]


(ˈkɑːlɪn) or


1. chiefly Scot an old woman, hag, or witch
2. (Nautical Terms) a variant of carling
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, diminutive of karl man, churl]
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It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant goes passenger in a ship.
So they were had into the palace and showed the whole art of the sword for two hours at a stretch, before King George and Queen Carline, and the Butcher Cumberland, and many more of whom I havenae mind.
The Group has sold more than 25,000 units across carlines and is now commemorating the 10th year of its association.
New Delhi: German auto major Volkswagen (VW) has announced to offer affordable ownership experience across its carlines for Indian market.
Winners were picked every hour from 10am until 4pm, with eight top prizes on offer, including a Christmas bouquet from The Flower Gallery, a PS25 voucher from Carlines Jewellery and a meal deal for two at Crockers Brunch Bar.
Dozens of people living in Carlines Avenue, Ewloe, attended a surgery held by Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant last month to talk to him about traffic issues near their homes during pick-up and drop-off times at the nearby Penarlag School.
"We are constantly upgrading our carlines according to the evolving needs of the Indian consumer.
28 -- Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer, today announced the increase in prices of its volume carlines the Polo and Vento effective today.
Simon Hoole, 18, of Carlines Park in Ewloe, was sentenced to six months youth detention.
New Delhi: Leading car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced the introduction of the Sport Editions model of its popular carlines the Polo, Ameo and Vento.
It covers all of carlines available from Volkswagen India and includes the award-winning, premium luxury carlines, Tiguan and all-new Passat.
Volkswagen stated that the objective of this campaign is to create awareness and interest amongst consumers about the Volkswagen volume carlines and its offerings.