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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MULL

I was awakened by a cry from Mull, who was also by this time at the Duke's side.

Mull is said to contain six thousand, and Sky fifteen thousand.

The Isle of Mull is perhaps in extent the third of the Hebrides.

There was no house in Mull to which he could not introduce us.

It was yet better to see it, and we stopped at some rocks on the coast of Mull.

Also, when things are mismanaged; "we have made a mull of it."

But I've got to mull over it a little before it would make sense.

But their courage did not keep them long at it in gauze de Chambery and India mull.

"There's nothing to mull it in here, my little girl," objected the barrister.

Captain Mull was a man of method, and a thorough man-of-war's man.

WORD ORIGIN

"ponder," 1873, perhaps from a figurative use of Middle English mullyn "grind to powder, pulverize," from molle "dust, ashes, rubbish" (c.1300), probably from Middle Dutch mul "grit, loose earth," related to mill (n.1). But Webster's (1879) defined it as "to work steadily without accomplishing much," which may connect it to earlier identical word in athletics sense of "to botch, muff" (1862). Related: Mulled; mulling.

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