There’s something alchemic about the combo of the vanilla bean blended with the sweet, mulling spice notes of the sherry that is perfect for the holiday season.—Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 28 Nov. 2023 McAfee is currently mulling Willis's request for an Aug. 5 trial start for the remaining defendants, three months before the 2024 general election between the likely GOP nominee, Trump, and President Joe Biden.—Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 In the more than three-hundred-page book, Dalio first mulls his retirement on page fifty-nine.—Tarpley Hitt, The New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2023 Senate mulls continuing resolution passed in the House A stopgap funding bill that passed yesterday in the House is now headed to the Senate and expected to make it to President Joe Biden’s desk by Friday night’s deadline to avert a government shutdown.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 Planned trial date: May 20 What happened: Judge Aileen M. Cannon had been mulling whether to push back the trial date, but ruled to keep that date for now.—Perry Stein, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 Dugan said in her complaint that she was first told of the claim during an Academy Board Meeting in 2019, before her official start as CEO, when the Recording Academy Board was mulling giving Portnow a bonus for his past work with the Academy.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 This set includes four of the brand’s classic flavors—blueberry lemon basil, strawberry raspberry tarragon, blackberry mulled merlot, and plum and rose—as well as a downloadable cookbook with recipe ideas for making the most of these jams.—Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Netflix previously said that part 2 will imagine a romance blossoming between the future Prince and Princess of Wales at college while an aging Queen mulls the future of the monarchy.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023
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But not in Boston.—Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2023 Happening on July 3, 2023, this lunar event will encourage you mull over where you’re headed in life, according to Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta.—Korin Miller, Women's Health, 1 July 2023 States, including California and Colorado, have begun to pass laws that would permit noncitizens who are authorized to work in the U.S. to become police officers, while others, such as New Jersey, mull similar legislation.—Janelle Griffith, NBC News, 16 July 2023 The comedic stars mull over how different the horror genre would be if more Black characters were at the center of the story.—Essence, 15 June 2023 As the Orioles — soon to be flush with funds from the state to improve Camden Yards — mull ways to renovate the ballpark and its surrounding area in the coming years, The Battery could provide inspiration.—Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 5 Apr. 2023 Subscribe But Mowrey could soon lose his platform, and millions of young TikTok users their primary source of news and information, as Congress and the Biden administration mull taking steps to ban TikTok over growing national security concerns.—Grace Segers, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2023 Take a beat to mull that over—and then go for it, hard.—Korin Miller, Women's Health, 19 Mar. 2023 While the Federal Reserve continues to mull rate increases to stem rising prices, McKnight said people should not expect a slowdown on par with the Great Recession of 2008.—William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 14 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from mul, mol dust, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English melu meal — more at meal
by shortening & alteration from mulmul muslin, from Hindi malmal
Danish muld, from Old Norse mold dust, soil; akin to Old High German molta dust, soil — more at mold entry 5