Flint 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. mahlen, and to E. meal. [root]108. See Meal flour, and cf. {Moline}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill. [1913 Webster]

2. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill. [1913 Webster]

3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill. [1913 Webster]

4. A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill. [1913 Webster]

6. (Die Sinking) A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mining) (a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained. (b) A passage underground through which ore is shot. [1913 Webster]

8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under {Milling}. [1913 Webster]

9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

10. Short for {Treadmill}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1] or other machinery to grind grains into flour. [PJC]

{Edge mill}, {Flint mill}, etc. See under {Edge}, {Flint}, etc.

{Mill bar} (Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant iron in the mill.

{Mill cinder}, slag from a puddling furnace.

{Mill head}, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of a mill.

{Mill pick}, a pick for dressing millstones.

{Mill pond}, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.

{Mill race}, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.

{Mill tail}, the water which flows from a mill wheel after turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.

{Mill tooth}, a grinder or molar tooth.

{Mill wheel}, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a mill.

{Gin mill}, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.

{Roller mill}, a mill in which flour or meal is made by crushing grain between rollers.

{Stamp mill} (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by stamps.

{To go through the mill}, to experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state. [1913 Webster]


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  • Flint mill — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flint mill — noun 1. : tube mill 2. : a revolving cylinder containing flint pebbles used for grinding materials in the manufacture of portland cement * * * flint mill, a mill in which calcined flints are ground to powder for mixing with clay to form slip for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheddleton Flint Mill — is a water mill situated in the village of Cheddleton in the English county of Staffordshire. The mill was built to grind flint for use in the pottery industry. The mill complex includes two separate water mills, a miller s cottage, two flint… …   Wikipedia

  • Flint — Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint age — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint brick — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint glass — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint implements — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint stone — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flint wall — Flint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. {Plinth}.] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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