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gin

[archaic geneva, from Du. from O.Fr. from Lat.,=juniper], spirituous liquor distilled chiefly from fermented cereals, malted and unmalted, and flavored with juniper berries. It originated in Holland (thus the name Hollands, or Holland, gin) but is now manufactured also in other countries, chiefly England and the United States. A type of gin developed in England is known as London gin; it is more highly distilled than Holland gin. Dry gin has been highly rectified. Old Tom gin is sweetened for use as a liqueur. Sloe gin is flavored with fresh sloes instead of juniper.

gin

[jin]
(agriculture)
A machine used to separate cotton fiber from the seed and waste.
To thus separate cotton fiber.
(food engineering)
An alcoholic beverage made from distilled spirits flavored with an extract of the juniperberry or other flavoring botanicals.
(mechanical engineering)
A hoisting machine in the form of a tripod with a windlass, pulleys, and ropes.

gin

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1. an alcoholic drink obtained by distillation and rectification of the grain of malted barley, rye, or maize, flavoured with juniper berries
2. any of various grain spirits flavoured with other fruit or aromatic essences
3. an alcoholic drink made from any rectified spirit

gin

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1. a primitive engine in which a vertical shaft is turned by horses driving a horizontal beam or yoke in a circle
2. a machine of this type used for separating seeds from raw cotton
3. a trap for catching small mammals, consisting of a noose of thin strong wire
4. a hand-operated hoist that consists of a drum winder turned by a crank

GIN

A special-purpose macro assembler used to build the GEORGE 3 operating system for ICL1900 series computers.
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CRUEL A cat's leg caught in a gin trap CONVALESCING Sooty's injured leg is now healing BACK HOME Fred Curran & beloved cat Sooty in Lisburn, Co Down
We're lucky he survived it but I would be so worried if a child came across one of these gin traps - it would be disastrous.
The RSPCA has launched an investigation into the incident, as gin traps have been outlawed.
RSPCA Wales has put out an appeal for information about illegal gin traps, following injuries to a cat.
Fortunately, no bones or tendons were broken, but the RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who knows anything about the incident or the use of gin traps.
50Years Ago With the shortage of meat and rabbits fetching such a high price there is an unprecedented demand for gin traps at Wednesfield, the home of the industry.
Beamish Museum brought a taste of farming past to the event, with a show of old agricultural implements from butter pats to gin traps.
Animal experts branded it a "cruel and barbaric" device which is similar to the illegal gin traps once used to trap rabbits and foxes.
Obviously, many bankers and the heads of professional associations have squealed like pigs caught in gin traps at the thought of a tax on self-interested speculation.
I was probably no more than five, and I was with Wat on his early-morning round of the gin traps and snares - the normal start to the day for every hill-farmer 50 years ago.
Insp Brown said: 'The use of gin traps has been illegal since 1954 and the injuries that these cats sustained were horrific.
The new Highlands and Islands task force is set to crackdown on illegal gin traps and crooks intent on stealing the eggs of protected birds.