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Definitions of gin

  1.   Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.
  2.   Contrivance; share; trap; a machine for driving piles, or for raising and moving heavy weights; a kind of machinery for raising coals or ore from mines.
  3.   a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  4.   To remove the seeds from ( cotton).
  5.   A snare or trap.
  6.   To catch in a trap; to separate the seeds from the cotton by a machine.
  7.   A well- known distilled spirit flavoured with juniper- berries; also called Geneva or Hollands.
  8.   If.
  9.   An aromatic alcoholic liquor.
  10.   A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  11.   Ginning.
  12.   To clear cotton of its seed by a machine; to catch in a trap.
  13.   A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; - also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
  14.   Ginned.
  15.   Spirit made from rye or barley, and flavored with juniper berries.
  16.   trap with a snare; " gin game"
  17.   To clear of seeds by a machine, as cotton.
  18.   A spirit flavored with juniperberries, spiritus juniperi compositus.
  19.   Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  20.   See Geneva.
  21.   To begin; - often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
  22.   separate the seeds from ( cotton) with a cotton gin
  23.   A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  24.   To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
  25.   A machine of various kinds for driving piles, raising great weights, disentangling cotton fibers, & c.; a snare or trap.
  26.   An aromatic distilled liquor.
  27.   a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  28.   strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
  29.   To catch in a trap.
  30.   A fragrant alcoholic liquor flavored with juniper berries; a trap or snare; a machine for clearing cotton fibers from the seeds; a portable hoisting machine; a pile- driving machine.
  31.   A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
  32.   Same as GENEVA, of which it is a contraction.
  33.   To catch in a trap; to clear ( cotton) of seeds by a machine.
  34.   trap with a gin; " gin game"
  35.   An engine; machine; trap.
  36.   If; suppose ( Scotch); by or against a certain time; as, I'll be there gin five o'clock.
  37.   a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
  38.   One of various machines.
  39.   A trap; a snare: a machine or instrument by which the mechanical powers are employed in aid of human strength; especially, ( a) a machine used instead of a crane, consisting essentially of three poles from 12 to 15 feet in length, often tapering from the lower extremity to the top, and united together at their upper extremities, whence a block and tackle is suspended, the lower extremities being planted in the ground about 8 or 9 feet asunder, and there being a kind of windlass attached to two of the legs; ( b) a kind of whim or windlass worked by a horse which turns a cylinder and winds on it a rope, thus raising minerals or the like from a depth; ( c) a machine for separating the seeds from cotton, called hence a cotton- gin, which was invented by Eli Whitney of Massachusetts, in 1794. The name is also given to a machine for driving piles, to an engine of torture, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.
  40.   To clear cotton of its seeds by means of the cotton- gin: to catch in a trap. " So, so, the woodcock's ginn'd."- Beau. & Fl.

Quotes of gin

  1. A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. – Roy Blount, Jr.
  2. You don't see a lot of difference between the Gin Blossoms and the Byrds. – Steve Forbert
  3. I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now- it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. I don't know what reception I'm at, but for God's sake give me a gin and tonic. – Denis Thatcher
  5. The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. – Bernard De Voto

Usage examples for gin

  1. During breakfast on the following day- which means from the hour of one till two, for the glasses of iced gin and- water had been many- Archie Clavering was making up his mind that he would begin at once. ” – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. So presently the maid came in with a tray and old Roger solemnly mixed for my father and mother, for his wife and himself, four reeking glasses of hot gin – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  3. It has sounded dretful, kinder wild and skairful to me, and so it had to Josiah, I knew by the sithes he had gin – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  4. She's hanging about the gin shops in town. ” – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  5. Did they offer to gin ye a job? ” – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  6. There were many days when Papa would leave home before five o'clock in the morning with a load of cotton, wait his turn at the gin and not get home until after ten that night. ” – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  7. The lights of a big gin palace flared down in the narrow gap, and a stream of perspiring humanity flowed along beneath them, slatternly women, and men with flattened chests and shoulders bent by unhealthy toil, jostling one another. ” – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  8. “ " I did," answered Alec; " and I will do yours the same guid turn, gin he worries bairns." ” – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  9. The agent of one of the largest English firms on the Ivory Coast, one that started by trading in slaves, said to me: Our largest shipment to this coast is gin – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  10. Here is his gin house with new machinery just installed. ” – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  11. Oy sawed the firing gin coming, and oy said to stoarp, and the firing gin didn't stoarpt, and it said whoy- whoy- whoy! ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. Gin was every day sold under various names, and, indeed, it was publicly sold in many shops under its own name. ” – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  13. This man, it seems, lived the very next door to the gin shop where they frequented. ” – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  14. “ I'll sell't gin ye'll buy't." ” – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  15. Like other quick- growing trees, the Gin gee takes no long time in arriving at maturity, and its life is comparatively brief. ” – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  16. They was gin to me by old marster, jest afore he died. ” – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  17. She was a stout old dame with a red face suggestive of drink, a most unfair thing to be said of her as she drank nothing stronger than gin and water, one tumbler a night before retiring. ” – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  18. And this gin has in it a something of flavour which will altogether deceive an uneducated palate. ” – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  19. “ I think gin same as they have in the trenches, is the stuff to put a cold away. ” – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  20. Gin ye dinna come ben this minute, I'll hae worship my lane. ” – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald

Rhymes for gin