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[lin] /lɪn/
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Lin

[lin] /lɪn/
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Maya Ying [mah-yuh ying] /ˈmɑ yə ˈyɪŋ/ (Show IPA), born 1959, U.S. architect and sculptor.
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a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn.

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linn

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[lin] /lɪn/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
2.
a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
3.
a steep ravine or precipice.
Origin of linn
1000
before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn
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  • In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."

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  • As a matter of fact, lin threatened to scald him that morning.

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  • lin had been made a happy man some twelve months previous to this.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • lin could scarcely wait until he poured the milk into her pitcher.

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  • In building the first 300 ft. of conduit, a commercial cement was used and a progress of 120 lin.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for lin

linn

/lɪn/
noun (mainly Scot)
1.
a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
2.
a ravine or precipice
Word Origin
C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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Related Abbreviations for lin

lin.

1.
lineal
2.
linear
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