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gin 1

A strong colorless alcoholic beverage made by distilling or redistilling rye or other grain spirits and adding juniper berries and sometimes other flavorings such as anise, caraway seeds, or angelica root.

[Alteration of geneva, from Dutch jenever, from Middle Dutch geniver, juniper, from Old French geneivre, from Vulgar Latin *iiniperus, from Latin iūniperus.]

gin′ny adj.

gin 2

1. Any of several machines or devices, especially:
a. A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
b. A pile driver.
c. A snare or trap for game.
d. A pump operated by a windmill.
2. A cotton gin.
tr.v. ginned, gin·ning, gins
1. To remove the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin.
2. To trap in a gin.
Phrasal Verb:
gin up
1. To create or produce; work up: "If we ever ginned up the courage to speak honestly about race, we might also open up unexpected avenues of racial healing" (Michael Eric Dyson).
2. To create or produce under false pretenses: "U.S. officials have asked their foreign counterparts to gin up a charge so that the United States can credibly claim it is rendering a suspect to face legal charges when it is really trying to gather information" (Daniel Byman).
3. To increase or make more active: gin up sales; gin up the economy.

[Middle English, from Old French, short for engin, skill; see engine.]

gin 3

Gin rummy.
Used to announce that one has won a game of gin rummy.
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Through inventions and Mechanical operation of Ginning Factories, these has been a great Revolution in the Cotton Trade the world-over, which has been reflective of the greatest Success and Progress in the Cotton Industry.
KARACHI, July 14, 2011 (Balochistan Times): At least 40 new ginning factories have been added at an investment of more than Rs 3 billion during the year to enhance ginning capacity in the country, cotton trade sources said.
ASAE member Eugene Columbus, senior research associate with MSU's Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, says the 3-year-old gin has been useful in both teaching students and in researching cotton ginning by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) farms.
Inlow went to cotton ginning school to improve his ability and add to his already 7 years' experience in cotton ginning.