Cross moline
Moline Mo"line, n. [L. molina mill, fr. molere to grind. See {Mill}.] The crossed iron that supports the upper millstone by resting on the spindle; a millrind. [1913 Webster]

{Cross moline} (Her.), a cross each arm of which is divided at the end into two rounded branches or divisions. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cross moline — A cross moline The cross moline is a heraldic charge. It is so called because its shape resembles a millrind, moline being the Old French for a mill, the iron clamp of the upper millstone. It is very similar to one of the varieties of the fer de… …   Wikipedia

  • cross moline — noun (plural crosses moline) : a cross with the end of each arm forked and recurved and often used in heraldry as a cadency mark for the eighth son …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moline — may refer to: Places In the United States: Moline, Illinois the largest city of that name in the U.S. Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Moline, Kansas Moline, Michigan Moline, Ohio Other uses Moline Knight, an early American… …   Wikipedia

  • moline — [mō′lin, mō līn′] adj. [< Anglo Fr * moliné < OFr molin, a mill < VL * molinum, for LL molina,MILL1: from its resemblance to the iron support for the upper millstone] designating a cross with each arm forked and curved back at the end [a …   English World dictionary

  • Moline — Mo line, n. [L. molina mill, fr. molere to grind. See {Mill}.] The crossed iron that supports the upper millstone by resting on the spindle; a millrind. [1913 Webster] {Cross moline} (Her.), a cross each arm of which is divided at the end into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross — For information on the Christian symbol, see Christian cross. For other uses, see Cross (disambiguation). A Greek cross (all arms of equal length) above a saltire, a cross whose limbs are slanted A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two… …   Wikipedia

  • moline — /moh lin, moh luyn /, adj. Heraldry. (of a cross) having arms of equal length, split and curved back at the ends, used esp. as the cadency mark of an eighth son: a cross moline. See illus. under cross. [1555 65; < AF *moliné, equiv. to molin… …   Universalium

  • cross — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Calvary cross, Cape Colored, Christogram, Eurasian, Greek cross, Holy Grail, Host, Jerusalem cross, John Hancock, Latin cross, Malacca cane, Maltese cross, Russian cross, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, T, X, abjure …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Moline, Kansas —   City   Location of Moline, Kansas …   Wikipedia

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