Pewter-mill

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pewter-mill a lapidaries' polishing-wheel for amethyst, agate, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. peutre (It. peltro), from a Teut. root, seen in Low Ger. spialter, Eng. spelter.

Usage

In literature:

Mill-saws were roughly forged into sabres and pewter table-ware melted and beaten into slugs for the shot-guns with which the men were armed.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876" by Various
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