Millstone Mill"stone`, n. One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance in a mill[1]. [1913 Webster]

No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge. --Deut. xxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]

Note: The cellular siliceous rock called buhrstone is usually employed for millstones; also, some kinds of lava, as that Niedermendig, or other firm rock with rough texture. The surface of a millstone has usually a series of radial grooves in which the powdered material collects. [1913 Webster]

{Millstone girt} (Geol.), a hard and coarse, gritty sandstone, dividing the Carboniferous from the Subcarboniferous strata. See {Farewell rock}, under {Farewell}, a., and Chart of {Geology}.

{To see into a millstone} or {To see through a millstone}, to see into or through a difficult matter. (Colloq.) [1913 Webster]

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  • MILLSTONE — (Heb. רֵחַיִם), an instrument used for grinding grain. The word has a dual ending, indicating an instrument composed of two parts: an upper millstone (Heb. rekhev, Deut. 24:6) and a lower millstone (talmudic Heb. shekhev), which, however, was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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