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Related to mill (“to grind”).
- (usually with over) To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate.
- to mull a thought or a problem
- he paused to mull over his various options before making a decision
- 1912 October, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Tarzan of the Apes”, in The All-Story, New York, N.Y.: Frank A. Munsey Co., →OCLC; republished as chapter 5, in Tarzan of the Apes, New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, 1914 June, →OCLC:
- It was the germ of a thought, which, however, was destined to mull around in his conscious and subconscious mind until it resulted in magnificent achievement.
- 2021 February 2, Katharine Murphy, The Guardian:
- When Morrison mulls the pluses and minuses associated with rebuking Kelly for undermining the government’s public health messaging, the prime minister faces a genuine substantive dilemma, and that goes to the risks of amplification.
- To powder; to pulverize.
- To chop marijuana so that it becomes a smokable form.
- To heat and spice something, such as wine.
- To join two or more individual windows at mullions.
- To dull or stupefy.
to work over mentally
to heat and spice something, such as wine
- (uncountable) Marijuana that has been chopped to prepare it for smoking.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
- A stew of meat, broth, milk, butter, vegetables, and seasonings, thickened with soda crackers.
- The gauze used in bookbinding to adhere a text block to a book's cover.
- An inferior kind of madder prepared from the smaller roots or the peelings and refuse of the larger.
- (slang, archaic) A mess of something; a mistake.
- 1904, Parliamentary Debates, New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives, page 83:
- Mr. HERDMAN. — The honourable member for Nelson says they made a mull of it. If the honourable gentleman had been a financial authority he would never have given expression to such a thought.
- 2014, Andrea Pickens, A Stroke of Luck
- After studying the page a bit longer, she made a face. "Good Lord, you've really made a mull of it. Here, let me have a closer look."
Shortened from mulmul.
- A thin, soft muslin.
- 1891, United States. Department of the Treasury, Synopsis of the Decisions of the Treasury Department on the Construction of the Tariff, Navigation, and Other Laws for the Year Ended ..., page 631:
- The merchandise in this case consists of Madras mulls — thin cotton cloth.
- 1916, “Smocking”, in The Dressmaker: A Complete Book on All Matters Connected with Sewing and Dressmaking […], 2nd revised and enlarged edition, New York, N.Y., London: The Butterick Publishing Company, →OCLC, page 29:
- Smocking done in colors on fine white batiste, silk mull, or nainsook makes pretty guimpes and dresses for children and very smart blouses for women.
type of muslin
mull (plural mulls)
- Alternative form of
- c. 1386–1390, John Gower, edited by Reinhold Pauli, Confessio Amantis of John Gower: Edited and Collated with the Best Manuscripts, volumes (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Bell and Daldy […], published 1857, →OCLC:
- That other cofre of straw and mull
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mull (plural mulls)
|Declension of mull|