To see into a millstone
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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  • To see through a millstone — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Millstone girt — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set a gin — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set a saw — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set a snare — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set a trap — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set abroach — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set agoing — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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