Mull


Mull
/mul/, n.
an island in the Hebrides, in W Scotland. 3185; ab. 351 sq. mi. (910 sq. km).

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      second largest island of the Inner Hebrides group, in the Argyll and Bute council area, historic county of Argyllshire, Scotland. Mull lies off the western coast of the Scottish mainland across the Sound of Mull and the Firth of Lorn. The island is mountainous—reaching an elevation of 3,169 feet (966 metres) at Ben More—and its coastline is deeply indented. Granite is quarried on Mull, and the island's limited farmland is predominantly devoted to sheep and cattle grazing. There are several ancient castles, including Aros and Duart. Tobermory, the largest settlement on Mull, was founded in 1788 as a fishing village. It is now a summer resort. Mull is connected to the mainland by ferry. Pop. (2001) 2,696.

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  • Mull — could refer to: *Mull, an Anglicization of the Gaelic Maol , is a term for a rounded hill, summit, or mountain, bare of trees (it has also been used, in Gaelic, to refer to a forehead, or to a shaved head). As an adjective, the word is used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Mull — (aus mittelniederdt.: mul „lockerer Humusboden“, „Staub“) steht für: Mull (Humusform) Maulwurf, regionale, volkstümliche Bezeichnung Das Wort findet sich auch bei anderen, ökologisch einem Maulwurf ähnlich lebenden Arten wieder, die systematisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mull — puede hacer referencia a: un término geográfico escocés que designa a una península o a la extremidad de dicha península (p.ej.: el Mull of Kintyre o el Mull of Galloway); Mull, una isla de Escocia; el mull, un tipo de humus; Mull, una película… …   Wikipedia Español

  • mull — məl vt to grind or mix thoroughly (as in a mortar): PULVERIZE <the alloy, after removal from the amalgamator, was mulled in the palm of the hand (Jour. of Amer. Dental Assoc.)> mull n 1) a soft fine sheer fabric of cotton, silk, or rayon 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • mull — mull·ite; mull·i·ti·za·tion; mull; mull·er; …   English syllables

  • mull — Ⅰ. mull [1] ► VERB (mull over) ▪ think about at length. ORIGIN origin uncertain. Ⅱ. mull [2] ► VERB ▪ warm (wine or beer) and add sugar and spices to it …   English terms dictionary

  • Mull — Mull, n. [Icel. m[=u]li a snout, muzzle, projecting crag; or cf. Ir. & Gael. meall a heap of earth, a mound, a hill or eminence, W. moel. Cf. {Mouth}.] 1. A promontory; as, the Mull of Cantyre. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. A snuffbox made of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mull — Mull, v. i. To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; usually with over; as, to mull over a thought or a problem. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mull — Mull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulled} (m[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulling}.] [From mulled, for mold, taken as a p. p.; OE. mold ale funeral ale or banquet. See {Mold} soil.] 1. To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mull — [ mʌl ] verb transitive mull over phrasal verb to think carefully about something over a period of time: They ll need time to mull over the proposals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Mull — Sm feines Baumwollgewebe erw. obs. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. mull, das seinerseits aus ne. mulmull gekürzt ist. In dieser Form ist es entlehnt aus i. malmal Mousselin .    Ebenso nndl. mul, ne. mull, nschw. moll. ✎ Ganz (1957), 147;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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