• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mullen (Bot) See Mullein.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mullen A well-known tall, stout weed, Verbascum Thapsus, with a long dense woolly raceme of yellow flowers, and thick, densely woolly leaves; also, any plant of the genus Verbascum. An infusion of the leaves of the common mullen is used in domestic practice for catarrh and dysentery; while the name bullock's or cow's lungwort indicates another medical application. (For other uses, see fish-poison and hag-taper.) This plant has received numerous fanciful names, as Adam's flannel, blanket-leaf, feltwort flannel-flower, hare's beard, ice-leaf, Jupiter's-staff. The moth-mullen is V. Blattaria, a less stout plant, with the flowers yellow, or white tinged with purple. The white mullen is V. Lychnitis. These species are fully, or the lust sparingly, naturalized in the United states from Europe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mullen mul′en any plant of genus Verbascum
    • Mullen Also Hag-taper, Adam's flannel, Aaron's rod, Shepherd's club
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In literature:

Your mother, Barbara Parker Mullen, is dead, God bless her!
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
Sometimes der gun callt himself 'Darragh,' an' sometimes 'Mullen,' an' sometimes 'Smit.
"The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Opium, one-fifth oz., Fluid Extract of Mullen one oz., Syrup enough to make one pint.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
It will come when every man is a Patrick Mullen at his own trade; not merely a P. Mullen, but a Patrick Mullen.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
She works for Mullen.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
You know I never smoked anything but a little catnip and mullen for tizik.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
At Ottawa he was met by G. W. M'Mullen, a Canadian residing in Chicago, who was visiting the Dominion on a canal deputation.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Drank sassafras tea an' mullen tea.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Ned Mullen was one of the smallest boys of the Club.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
I disremember just what it was; but it wasn't Mullen.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

My Annie's folks relented--at least, in some degree;
They sent one time for Annie, but they didn't send for me.
The old man wrote the message with a heart as hot and dry
As a furnace--"Annie Mullen, come and see your mother die."
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Republican Jackie Walorski has defeated Democrat Brendan Mullen to win the seat in the US House of Representatives for the 2nd District in Indiana.
KRISTEN MULLEN / Staff Photographer Greg Skrepenak, left, is seen with his son, GAR football player Christian Skrepenak.
Editor's note: Today, Aug 8, we take a look at Republican Jackie Walorski and Thursday we profile Democratic candidate Brendan Mullen.
Jim Mullen, NEA Columnists Published: March 20th, 2012.
Mullen has Bulldogs on a fast track.
State Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen called for silence in memory of the Twinkie on Monday, a lighter moment during a forum on.
FBI Pursues Foreign Attack on Computers of Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen.
Kristen Mullen / The Citizens' Voice.
Now coach Dan Mullen is trying to make sure a bad day against the Crimson Tide doesn't turn into a bad month.
"You always define yourself in November," Mullen said.
Coto Mullen was last seen at his home in the 1000 block of West Gate Circlearound 3 pm Wednesday.
Mullen is 30 years old, stands nearly 6 feet and weighs approximately 280 pounds.
Dan Mullen has plenty to evaluate now that the 2012 regular season has come to a close.
Kelly, Mullens no fans of the Pac-12's proposal to disclose aches, pains.
Mullens was born Dec 12, 1917, in Wichita, Kan.

In science:

In a note in this Monthly, Chen and Mullen considered when various permutations of the elements of Zn can be represented by polynomials over Zn .
A simple polynomial for a simple transposition
This result is further supported by Mullen et al. who state ―the individual in the most centralised position in a network in terms of Betweenness is likely to emerge as the leader…‖.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
B. Mullen, C. Johnson, and E. Salas, “Effects of communication network structure: Components of positional centrality,” Social Networks, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 169-185, 1991. N.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
Filtering methods for complex geometries have also been discussed by Mullen and Fischer (1999).
Dynamic Model for LES Without Test Filtering: Quantifying the Accuracy of Taylor Series Approximations
Mullen: Dephasing by a dynamic asymmetric environment, Phys.
Decoherence of fermions subject to a quantum bath