mill


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, v. t.
   1. (Mining) To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken
      ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
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   2. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln,
   mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[imac],
   mul[imac]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.]
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   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.
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   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.
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   3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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.
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   8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
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   9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.
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   10. Short for Treadmill.
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   11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling
       anything, as a coin or screw.
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   12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1]
       or other machinery to grind grains into flour.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), n. [L. mille a thousand. Cf. Mile.]
   A money of account of the United States, having the value of
   the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, v. i. (Zool.)
   To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.
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   2. To undergo hulling, as maize.
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   3. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move
      around aimlessly; -- usually used with around.
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            The deer and the pig and the nilghar were milling
            round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles
            radius.                               --Kipling.
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   4. To swim suddenly in a new direction; -- said of whales.
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   5. To take part in a mill; to box. [Cant]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milled (m[i^]ld); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Milling.] [See Mill, n., and cf. Muller.]
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   1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a
      mill; to grind; to comminute.
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   2. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a
      machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by
      means of a rotary cutter.
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   3. To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut
      fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a
      coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press;
      to coin.
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   4. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
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   5. To beat with the fists. [Cant] --Thackeray.
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   6. To roll into bars, as steel.
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   To mill chocolate, to make it frothy, as by churning.
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