Found 2 items, similar to stamp mill.
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Definition: stamp mill
n : a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps [syn: stamping mill
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Definition: Stamp mill
1. The act of stamping, as with the foot.
2. The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on
other bodies, as a die.
'T is gold so pure
It can not bear the stamp without alloy. --Dryden.
3. The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an
That sacred name gives ornament and grace,
And, like his stamp, makes basest metals pass.
4. That which is marked; a thing stamped.
Hanging a golden stamp about their necks. --Shak.
5. [F. estampe, of German origin. See Stamp
, v. t.] A
picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a
cut; a plate. [Obs.]
At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the
several edifices which are most famous for their
beauty and magnificence. --Addison.
6. An official mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or
tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is
paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.
7. Hence: A stamped or printed device, usually paper, issued
by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to
be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence
that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a
tax stamp; a receipt stamp, etc.
8. An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as
paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
9. A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything
as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as,
these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures
bear the stamp of a divine origin.
Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded on us,
that an adamant suspends the attraction of the
loadstone. --Sir T.
10. Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp,
or of a different stamp.
A soldier of this season's stamp. --Shak.
11. A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or
steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a
pestle, used for pounding or beating.
12. A half-penny. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
13. pl. Money, esp. paper money. [Slang, U.S.]
, an act of the British Parliament  imposing
a duty on all paper, vellum, and parchment used in the
American colonies, and declaring all writings on unstamped
materials to be null and void.
(a) an officer who receives or collects stamp duties.
(b) one who collects postage or other stamps, as an
avocation or for investment; a philatelist.
, a duty, or tax, imposed on paper and parchment
used for certain writings, as deeds, conveyances, etc.,
the evidence of the payment of the duty or tax being a
, a hammer, worked by power, which rises and
falls vertically, like a stamp in a stamp mill.
, a heavy mass of metal, forming the head or
lower end of a bar, which is lifted and let fall, in a
(Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed with
stamps; also, a machine for stamping ore.
, a stamped certificate from a customhouse
officer, which allows goods to be received by the captain
of a ship as freight. [Eng.]
, an office for the issue of stamps and the
reception of stamp duties.
, 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.