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Definition: Roller 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.
1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder,
sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in
husbandry and the arts.
2. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage
used in surgery.
3. (Naut.) One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in
upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather.
4. A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling
cylinder; -- called also roller towel
5. (Print.) A cylinder coated with a composition made
principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of
type are inked previously to taking an impression from
them. --W. Savage.
6. A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the
roller of a map.
7. A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
8. (Zo["o]l.) ANy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf
roller. see Tortrix
9. [CF. F. rollier.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species
of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciad[ae]
The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over
Note: Many of the species are brilliantly colored. The common
European species (Coracias garrula
) has the head,
neck, and under parts light blue varied with green, the
scapulars chestnut brown, and the tail blue, green, and
black. The broad-billed rollers of India and Africa
belong to the genus Eurystomus
, as the oriental
roller (Eurystomus orientalis
), and the Australian
roller, or dollar bird (Eurystomus Pacificus
latter is dark brown on the head and neck, sea green on
the back, and bright blue on the throat, base of the
tail, and parts of the wings. It has a silvery-white
spot on the middle of each wing. The lilac-breasted roller
of Africa is Corcia caudata
brightly colored bird of the family Corciidae
malachite green, blue, purple-lilac, brown and
sea-green feathers from head to tail; it is a popular
sight with tourists in Africa.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
10. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of small ground snakes of the
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
Madagascar rollers belonging to Atelornis
genera. They are nocturnal birds, and feed on the ground.
, the bar in a carriage to which the traces are
attached; a whiffletree. [Eng.]
, a cotton gin inn which rolls are used for
separating the seeds from the fiber.
. See under Mill
, a skate which has small wheels in the place
of the metallic runner; -- designed for use in skating
upon a smooth, hard surface, other than ice.