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mou·lin

 (mo͞o-lăN′)
n.
A nearly vertical cavity in a glacier through which meltwater from the surface drops into tunnels that are within or beneath the ice.

[French, mill, moulin, from Old French molin, mill, from Late Latin molīnum; see mill1.]

moulin

(ˈmuːlɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris
[C19: from French: a mill]

Moulin

(French mulɛ̃)
n
(Biography) 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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"Is it really our venerable rector, Master Thibaut?" demanded Jehan Frollo du Moulin, who, as he was clinging to one of the inner pillars, could not see what was going on outside.
It was Jehan du Moulin who struck the first spark from it.
In the evenings, after their work was over and they had dined, he took Philip to the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergeres.
Un incendie declenche mardi au petit matin dans un moulin au grand marche d'Aboisso a ete vite maitrise par les sapeurs pompiers civils.
Contract notice: rehabilitation works of the rainwater network of rue du vieux moulin by lining
COMEDY writer Paul Howard has had to stop comparing Copper Face Jacks: The Musical to The Moulin Rouge after he was threatened with legal action.
World-famous musicals such as Burlesque, Moulin Rouge, Chicago and The Great Gatsby, have been presented in Baku.
ONE is a world famous cabaret club, the other a Tyneside kebab shop...but Paris's Moulin Rouge has been locked in a furious row with the takeaway which sahres its name.
Having started dancing when she was just twoyears-old, at the age of 21 Ellie Wickett is now dancing at French cabaret institution - the Moulin Rouge.
Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (LAM) is an acquired condition that presents with unilateral, depressed plaques following Blaschko's lines (3).
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 24 September 2017: Fragments of "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" highlighting dance at le Moulin de la Galette will screen on October 6 at Smart Art.
Water flowing through moulins generally reaches all the way to the bottom of the ice sheet, creating a more slippery surface that accelerates the glacier's flow, so understanding moulin structure and dynamics can be useful in the study of meltwater activity and sea level rise.