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Definition: Flint mill
, 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 nearly black, breaking
with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very
hard, and strikes fire with steel.
2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
like flint. “A heart of flint.”
. (Geol.) Same as Stone age
, under Stone
, a fire made principially of powdered silex.
. See in the Vocabulary.
(Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by
men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows,
spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of
flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard
(a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
(b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner
at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were
made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light,
but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight.
, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint.
, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face
of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints
set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
Liquor of flints
, a solution of silica, or flints, in
To skin a flint
, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.]
, 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.