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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

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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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The paper is based on primary data collected through a comprehensive and pre-tested questionnaire from 80 cotton growers, 40 beoparies, 40 commission agents and 40 ginners from two tehsils i.
Creating an institutional infrastructure that supports farmers--CAZ liaises with all cotton-related institutions in the country, such as the Cotton Development Trust (CDT), the Zambia Cotton Ginners Association, the Conservation Farming Unit and the Cotton Board of Zambia, and acts as a transmission belt for ITC's assistance.
The country is witnessing an acute shortage of cotton and phutti, while the international crop estimates and prices are tipping that domestic cotton prices would stay at higher levels," said a Punjab-based cotton ginner requesting anonymity.
Spanish ginners argue that the 2004 Court's ruling recognizes that the ginning sector is "inextricably linked" to cotton growing, and makes a clear call for assuring the economic viability of the ginning industry, which -in the Court's words- "constitutes a basic factor to be taken into account in order to assess the profitability of cotton growing".
The reports of bearish outlook in the international cotton market due to estimates of substantial increases in production in USA and other countries in the coming season, have naturally sent distress signals to the cotton ginners in the country.
Ginners' schools are sponsored by the Agricultural Research Service, National Cotton Ginners Association, and the Cooperative Extension System.
In both cases, the taxpayers used local cotton ginners as agents to defer income from their crops to the year after they were harvested and sold to buyers.
Dwindling cotton stocks with ginners and rising world prices of the commodity pushed needy spinners to replenish their inventories.
According to a fortnightly report of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) released here Sunday, out of total arrivals, 11,457,111 bales have undergone the ginning process.
While 9,97,937 bales are lying unsold because some ginners are waiting for higher prices of cotton in market.
MULTAN:Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) Chairman Malik Muhammad Akram Monday said tax-free import of cotton from India would hurt interests of ginners and cotton growers.
MULTAN -- Chairman Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) Haji Mohammad Akram said on Friday that cotton growers were getting good price of 'phutti', however, ginners were holding their stocks out of fear of losses.