- 1A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour.More example sentences
- At mills or bakeries, barley flour can be added to flours from other grains for baking.
- Then, just a short distance from the church, the archaeologists discovered evidence of metalworking, a mill and farm buildings.
- Formed out of an old flour mill, the building has a powerful green pre-patinated louvred wall which modifies sun penetration of the interior.
- 1.1A piece of machinery that grinds grain into flour.More example sentences
- Terrestrial centrifugal grinding mills and density-separation jigs can be adapted for this work.
- In colonial America, small streams powered rural grist mills and sawmills.
- In Hobart and Launceston the colonists captured the waters of nearby streams to power flour mills.
- 1.2A domestic device for grinding a solid substance to powder or pulp: a coffee mill
- 1.3A building fitted with machinery for a manufacturing process: a steel mill [as modifier]: a mill townMore example sentences
- This footage is followed by scarily similar scenes of rows of identical workers entering and working in the factories and steel mills.
- Essie Mae grew up mainly with an aunt and uncle in a steel mill town not far from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Along the way, the train passes by abandoned steel mills and through the towns where the employees who worked there lived.
- 1.4A piece of manufacturing machinery.More example sentences
- Steam power drove threshing mills and other barn machinery.
- John explained that the teams operating the traction engines and threshing mills will have them working for twenty minutes at a time several times a day so that the public can gain a picture of what the work was like.
- Change lay ahead, and the mills and traction engines would be superseded as working units, but interest in them has not died.
- 1.5 A place that processes things or people in a mechanical way: a correspondence school that was just a diploma millMore example sentences
- The school is trending toward being nothing more than an expensive diploma mill.
- This past October, McDevitt and federal agents broke up what they allege could be one of the largest diploma mills in the country.
- According to the General Accounting Office, 28 top federal workers have degrees from diploma mills.
- 2 • informal An engine.More example sentences
- Engine options range from a 125 bhp, 2.2 litre turbodiesel mill to a pair of new turbocharged 2.0 litre petrol units.
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- 1 [with object] Grind or crush (something) in a mill: hard wheats are easily milled into white flour (as adjective, with submodifier milled) freshly milled black pepperMore example sentences
- Refined white flour is what's left after the nutrient-packed germ and bran are milled out of the wheat kernel.
- Heritage also uses freshly milled flour, purchased from a local miller, and both bakeries use a slow-rise yeast to make their bread.
- Now quickly add the chives, ricotta, torta Gorgonzola and pecorino plus a seasoning of freshly milled pepper and stir until the cheese begins to melt.
- 1.1Cut or shape (metal) with a rotating tool: (as adjective milling) lathes and milling machinesMore example sentences
- Drills, lathes, and milling machines produce metal trimmings that machine shops discard as trash or melt down for reuse.
- This reminds me of one time that the chiller broke down and it took about 13 1/2 hours to put a new shaft in it because it had to be milled at a machine shop and then put in there.
- Off to one side is a modern CNC machine center, and the lathes and milling machines are of a newer vintage.
- 1.2 (usually as adjective milled) Produce regular ribbed markings on the edge of (a coin) as a protection against illegal clipping.More example sentences
- It made coins with plain rather than milled or otherwise marked edges.
- 2 [no object] (mill about/around) (Of people or animals) move around in a confused mass: people milled about the room, shaking hands (as adjective milling) the milling crowds of guestsMore example sentences
- The crowd was moving, milling around with boredom as they slowly began to disperse.
- Adam slammed on the brakes when he got a glimpse of the animals milling around in a large lot.
- The extras mill around, picture-perfect huddled masses wearing scarves and winter coats fresh from wardrobe.
go (or put someone) through the mill
- Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience.More example sentences
- However, their exertions in Yorkshire seemed to have caught up with them as Celtic put them through the mill from the kick-off.
- All I've done is sit at a desk in a well-heated room, drinking coffee and eating chocolate, while I put Rebus through the mill for the umpteenth time.
- If I'd known putting you through the mill would bring about this kind of improvement, I wouldn't have wasted all that time talking.
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- The trees themselves are so thick they'll never turn into millable timber.
- That high conservation value land is also likely to be worth more in terms of millable trees.
- Its producer members began the journey as a search for a market for processed, millable seed - a market that would provide the most value-added options for the lowest producer investment.
Old English mylen, based on late Latin molinum, from Latin mola 'grindstone, mill', from molere 'to grind'.
- A monetary unit used only in calculations, worth one thousandth of a dollar.More example sentences
- A thick paper (and later a lightweight metal) coin with a round hole in the center, the mill was worth one-tenth of a cent.
- Starting in 1933 the sales tax rate in Utah was 2% and each token was worth one mill, or a tenth of a cent.
- I remember the mill, a piece of currency that was used for a few years near the end of World War II and just after.
late 18th century: from Latin millesimum 'thousandth part'; compare with cent.