Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Muller , Mueller , and Müller. Brillinger, The collected works of John W. The muller provides, in addition, a useful means of comparing the important property of the rate of strength development of pigments.
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You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. The muller can easily plow through any sand mixture that I put in it and has plenty of power left over.
Sure enough, they've got mullered. The sands of time have washed over them. Some people use it in engineering to mean damaged, but it seems to mean drunk too.
A This British slang term came to wide public notice in the early s, though it has certainly been around for much longer in the spoken language. Jonathon Green, in his Chambers Dictionary of Slang , suggests that one sense, to be badly beaten up, has been in UK prison slang since the s.
In modern usage it has the two senses you give. One side of the car had completely disappeared and one of the wheels was about yards down the road.
Where it comes from is disputed. He also notes that an alternative spelling is mullahed , suggesting some vaguely perceived Islamic connection, which the Oxford English Dictionary argues is a folk etymology.
They agree the former is probably from the verb mull ; they suggest it may be tied in with mulled for a hot spicy drink, where the link could be with the grinding of the spices.
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