Buhrstone
Buhrstone Buhr"stone`, n. [OE. bur a whetstone for scythes.] (Min.) A cellular, flinty rock, used for mill stones. [Written also {burrstone}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • buhrstone — or buhr [bʉr′stōn΄] n. [buhr, var. of BURR3 + STONE] 1. a hard, siliceous rock used to make millstones 2. a millstone cut from such a rock …   English World dictionary

  • buhrstone — noun also burrstone or burstone ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: buhrstone, alteration of burrstone, burstone, probably from burr, bur + stone 1. : a siliceous rock used as a material for millstones 2. : a millstone cut from buhrstone * * * buhrs …   Useful english dictionary

  • buhrstone — /berr stohn /, n. burstone. * * * …   Universalium

  • buhrstone — buhr•stone [[t]ˈbɜrˌstoʊn[/t]] n. pet any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • buhrstone — /ˈbɜstoʊn/ (say berstohn) noun → burstone …   Australian English dictionary

  • buhrstone burrstone. —   n. small bulb; large, fleshy, axillary bud from which plant may be grown …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • burrstone — Buhrstone Buhr stone , n. [OE. bur a whetstone for scythes.] (Min.) A cellular, flinty rock, used for mill stones. [Written also {burrstone}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mill (grinding) — Mill A tabletop hammer mill Other names Grinding mill Uses Grinding Related items Mortar and pestle Expeller Extruder A grinding mill is …   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

  • burrstone — variant of buhrstone * * * /berr stohn /, n. burstone. * * * burrstone see ↑buhrstone • • • Main Entry: ↑burr …   Useful english dictionary

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