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Definition: To go through the 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.