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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

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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A gin trap similar to the one found at Kenfig National Nature Reserve
Although owning a gin trap is not an offence, the use of the traps has been outlawed in the UK since 1958, but some are still being used illegally to catch rabbits and foxes.
"Not only is it illegal to set a gin trap, it is also illegal to cause an animal to suffer as a result, we have seen domestic animals fall victim to these traps many times.
A USPCA spokesman said: "It is very rare that an animal would survive the gin trap."
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
RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat returned to her home with a illegal gin trap caught on her back left leg.
Not only is it illegal to set a gin trap, it is also illegal to cause an animal to suffer as a result, and domestic animals often fall foul of these traps."
One cat had to have its leg amputated after it became entangled in a 'gin trap' in Pershore.
RSPCA Superintendent for Wales, Kevin Manning said, "Gin traps are illegal and are a most cruel and barbaric way of catching any animal.
The charity says Linx, a two-year-old Burmese tomcat, was squealing in pain and unable to stand when he was found by his owner June David, of North Cornelly, Bridgend, last week, after an illegal gin trap had cut into a hind leg.
Anyone found guilty of setting a gin trap faces a maximum PS20,000 fine and/or six months in prison.
The RSPCA is appealing for help from people with information about the gin trap.