Throwing mill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Throwing mill (Pottery) a machine on which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

John Lombe succeeded in getting employment in a silk mill in Piedmont, where the art of silk-throwing was kept a secret.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
A moon shone coldly over the snowy hills, throwing into bold relief the stacks and buildings of the Mills.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
People were throwing their furniture into the mill pond, he said.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Many of the mills manufacturing woven silks prefer not to own throwing mills.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
Also it was the first time I had the chance of throwing a live Mills bomb myself.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
It was made to supply a saw-mill by throwing a large dam across a hollow.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
I will just throw myself into the mill-race and have done with it.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Jean's grinding at the Mills, and I came up here for relaxation, and now John's throwing witticisms at me.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
With these strikes in the mills everywhere, he must have some light to throw on the labor question generally.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
She was violent in her efforts to throw herself in the mill pond.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
***

In poetry:

'Grant me my lyfe, my liege, my king,
And a bony gift I'll gie to thee;
Gude four-and-twenty ganging mills,
That gang throw a' the yeir to me.
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
'These four-and-twenty mills complete
Sall gang for thee throw all the yeir,
And as mekle of gude reid wheit
As all their trappers dow to bear.'
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British

In news:

Cabana Joe's has partnered with Greenville, S.C.-based Victor Mills, a designer of luxury bedding and window treatments, to produce outdoor pillows and throws.
Nashville meets West End once again Saturday night, Sept 13, when McKenzie's Mill, a Southern rock/country group, returns to the Sandhills for a Twang Town Throw Down at the Sunrise Theater.
File Photo Mill Creek quarterback Daniel David throws the ball during the Hawks' game against North Gwinnett earlier this season.
The rumor mill is throwing roller coaster enthusiasts for a loop today.
***