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  • n. A tall plant with clustered yellow flowers and woolly leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See mullein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A well-known tall, stout weed, Verbascum Thapsus, with a long dense woolly raceme of yellow flowers, and thick, densely woolly leaves; also, any plant of the genus Verbascum.


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  • Admiral mullen said today that "the 2011 exit date is just a target date and the troop withdrwal wil depend on conditions on the ground" This is iraq bush speak all over again.

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  • But for immediate pain, she says there are analgesics out there that offer relief, things like acetaminophen or even mullen oil.

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  • Once they fired a volley at a row of mullen stalks, waving on the brow of a hill, and once a picket shot at his own horse that had got loose and had wandered toward him in the dusk.

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  • A thirty-six-point, four-column headline with the same question I'd been asking: how did peter mullen die?

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  • I climbed into the old black pickup with mullen construction painted on the door and drove to the small brick building on 27 that houses the East Hampton Police Department.

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  • You climbed a fence out of the woods and the trail was hard in the sun across the field with cropped grass and sheep sorrel and mullen growing and to the left the quaky bog of the creek bottom where the killdeer plover fed.

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  • It had seemed good to him, a stranger in this strange land, to see old friends in the squirrels that scampered through the woods and crossed his path, to find alders, and blossoming dog-wood, the mountain brake, and his childhood's friend the mullen stalk.

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  • Mr. Lowell launched that audacious "Fable for Critics" -- a lusty colt, rejoicing in his young energy, had broken into the old-fashioned garden, and unceremoniously trampled about among the rows of box, the beds of pinks and sweet-williams, and mullen seed.

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  • Den yuh hadder go to whey dere some sweet gum grow en ge 'de top outer dem en ge' some mullen to put wid it.

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  • Sambo is never more contented than when he burns the weed in a cob pipe, and draws the delicious smoke through an elder sprig or mullen stem.

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  • (n.) Measurement of the force required, in pounds per square inch, to rupture a sheet of kraft paper. Also known as bursting strength.

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