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[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

1
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

2
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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Exactly 845,530 bales were still lying with the ginneries as the unsold stock, the report said.
Ginneries currently buy the crop from farmers at Sh46 per kilogramme.
Mutharika said, "The establishment of these cotton ginneries will increase employment opportunities for at least 3000 Malawians by creating a wide variety of jobs and hopefully in future, Malawi will not only be able to produce raw cotton to export to international markets but will be able to weave our cotton into yarn as well"
Some of the agro-based industries that have flourished during past few years include small wheat and maize flour mills, rice husking and parboil rice mills, cotton ginneries, cotton waste management companies, oil cakes and oilseeds companies, small solvent extractors, food canners and packagers, corrugated paper makers, manufacturers of tin and plastic cans, barrels and tanks used in grain storage.
78 million bales had reached ginneries across Pakistan till Mar 15 2015 registering a percentage increase in arrivals by 10.
Medani court orders seizure of Gezira Project ginneries and stores because of workers dues
75 percent than last year when ginneries received 1,07,68,861 bales.
It is then covered with weatherproof covering and set off for transit onward to Ginneries.
The reasons are multiple including a low output base of the last year, generally favourable weather, application of enough pesticides and fertiliser and involvement of owners of new ginneries in big-scale cotton growing.
In agriculture, arrivals of lint cotton in ginneries up to January 15 showed an impressive 19 per cent increase compared to the same period of the last year.
This prompted CAZ, through the Zambia National Farmers' Union (ZNFU), to identify district farmers associations to pilot farmer-owned ginneries in the country to counter the 100% foreign-dominated ginning sector.
The picking process is taking time which is resulting delay in transporting commodity to ginneries in time, besides ginning machines go slow due to wet cottonseed", he added.