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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

GIN

A special-purpose macro assembler used to build the GEORGE 3 operating system for ICL1900 series computers.
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