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 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • see through a millstone — To see far into or through difficult questions • • • Main Entry: ↑mill …   Useful english dictionary

  • To go through the mill — Mill Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G.… …   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

  • Millstone Grit — The Salt Cellar, a gritstone tor on Derwent Edge in the Peak District, England Millstone Grit is the name given to any of a number of coarse grained sandstones of Carboniferous age which occur in the Northern England. The name derives from its… …   Wikipedia

  • millstone — /mil stohn /, n. 1. either of a pair of circular stones between which grain or another substance is ground, as in a mill. 2. anything that grinds or crushes. 3. any heavy mental or emotional burden (often used in the phrase a millstone around one …   Universalium

  • To catch one's eye — Eye Eye ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To find favor in the eyes of — Eye Eye ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have an eye to — Eye Eye ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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