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An implement of stone or other hard substance used as a pestle to grind paints or drugs.

[Middle English molour, probably from mullen, to grind; see mull2.]
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(Tools) a flat heavy implement of stone or iron used to grind material against a slab of stone
[C15: probably from mullen to grind to powder; compare Old English myl dust]


(Biography) Hermann Joseph. 1890–1967, US geneticist, noted for his work on the transmutation of genes by X-rays: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1946


(German ˈmylər)
1. (Biography) Friedrich Max (ˈfriːdrɪç maks). 1823–1900, British Sanskrit scholar born in Germany
2. (Biography) Johann (joˈhan).. See Regiomontanus
3. (Biography) Johannes Peter (joˈhanəs ˈpeːtər). 1801–58, German physiologist, anatomist, and experimental psychologist
4. (Biography) Paul Hermann (paul ˈhɛrman). 1899–1965, Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT (1939) and discovered its use as an insecticide: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1948
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(ˈmʌl ər)

an implement of stone or other substance with a flat base for grinding paints, powders, etc., on a slab of stone or the like.


(ˈmyu lər, ˈmʌl ər)

Friedrich Max, 1823–1900, English Sanskrit scholar and philologist, born in Germany.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Müller - Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)Muller - Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
2.Muller - Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
3.Muller - German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858)
4.Muller - German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
5.Müller - British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)Muller - British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
6.Muller - United States geneticist who studied the effects of X-rays on genes (1890-1967)
7.muller - a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
8.muller - a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
9.muller - a vessel in which wine is mulled
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
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References in classic literature ?
I can get it for her by running round to my friends, but I really have n't the time, till I get the Mullers off.
Otto Muller suggests that the introduction of Thetis and of Phrixus (frags.
Then there was Mason of Bradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre of Montpellier, and Samson of new Orleans.
Seedlings from the same fruit, and the young of the same litter, sometimes differ considerably from each other, though both the young and the parents, as Muller has remarked, have apparently been exposed to exactly the same conditions of life; and this shows how unimportant the direct effects of the conditions of life are in comparison with the laws of reproduction, and of growth, and of inheritance; for had the action of the conditions been direct, if any of the young had varied, all would probably have varied in the same manner.
Then a druggist named Engel gave him a copy of Muller's book on physics, which was precisely the stimulus needed by his creative brain.
Mullers are a valuable part of the metalcasting industry since they are highly effective in preparing molding sand.
The showroom is right next to Options Cabinetry and Interior, Pam Mullers store.
The Mullers lived in the villa through the Second World War and the 1948 Communist coup.
Advanced oxidants can be added to a foundry's green sand system wherever water is, such as at sand coolers or mullers. In production, before the water is added to the sand, it is treated with small amounts of advanced oxidants and then undergoes an ultrasonic treatment.
Well-conditioned prepared sand mainly is a function of the hydration state and temperature of the return sand provided to the muller. Regular maintenance and calibration of mullers, coolers, aerators and compactibility units is critical to create proactive control, instead of just "putting out fires." The muller is the heart of the green sand system, and its settings and sequence of additions have great bearing on how well the sand is processed.