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Definition: Edge 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
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
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.
3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling
9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.
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
or other machinery to grind grains into flour.
, Flint mill
, etc. See under Edge
(Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly
from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant
iron in the mill.
, slag from a puddling furnace.
, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of
, a pick for dressing millstones.
, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill
wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
, the water which flows from a mill wheel after
turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.
, a grinder or molar tooth.
, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a
, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or
seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
, a mill in which flour or meal is made by
crushing grain between rollers.
(Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by
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.
([e^]j), n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG.
ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr.
'akh` point, Skr. a[,c]ri edge. [root]1. Cf. Egg
, v. t.,
spike of corn, Acute
1. The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as,
the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence,
(figuratively), that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds
He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. --Rev.
Whose edge is sharper than the sword. --Shak.
2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme
verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
Upon the edge of yonder coppice. --Shak.
In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
Of battle. --Milton.
Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. --Sir
3. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness;
intenseness of desire.
The full edge of our indignation. --Sir W.
Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can
have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our
fears and by our vices. --Jer. Taylor.
4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the
beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. “On
the edge of winter.”
(Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a
, a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll
around on their edges, on a level circular bed; -- used
for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also Chilian mill
(Arch.), a molding whose section is made up of
two curves meeting in an angle.
(a) (Carp.) A plane for edging boards.
(b) (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles.
, a kind of swordplay in which backswords or
cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point,
(a) A rail set on edge; -- applied to a rail of more depth
(b) A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch.
, a railway having the rails set on edge.
, a curbstone.
(a) Any tool or instrument having a sharp edge intended
(b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging
To be on edge
(a) to be eager, impatient, or anxious.
(b) to be irritable or nervous.
(a) See to be on edge
(b) See to set the teeth on edge
To set the teeth on edge
(a) to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the
teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
(b) to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to
annoy or repel; -- often used of sounds; as, the
screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth
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