• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Roughing-mill a metal disc charged with wet emery, &c., for grinding gems
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúh, rough; Ger. rauch, rauh, Dut. ruig.


In literature:

Evidently I had arrived at the noon hour, for the mill was not running, and many rough men were lounging about smoking pipes.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
The ladies found the "Blue Mass" mills very much as Thatcher had previously delivered it to them, "a trifle rough and mannish.
"The Story of a Mine" by Bret Harte
A drive of two hours brought them to a rough saw-mill perched upon the edge of a water-fall at least fifteen hundred feet in height.
"Ticket No. "9672"" by Jules Verne
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
Having received a rough answer, he inquired of the man whose mill he was watching.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
They said it wasn't so filling as the rough stuff that is ground in the Roman ox-mills.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
Mrs. Mills was a widow; but Jack was very rough and wild, and Frank's grandmother did not like to have him go there often.
"Frank and Fanny" by Mrs. Clara Moreton
It was like the rest of the mill, built of rough pine, black with age.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
It is washed, peeled, and held against the rough edge of a mill-stone, until it is completely ground into flour.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
It was late when Hosmer left his office; a rough temporary shanty, put together near the ruined mill.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin

In poetry:

At the risk of seeming silly,
I would ask you, "Where is Billy?"
Here's a crisis, here's a fight,
And he's missing. Strike a light!
Blithering blazes! Here's a mill -
Rough house stuff; and where's our Bill?
"'Billy'" by C J Dennis

In news:

Look for thick-cut oats sold in the "natural foods" section of the store, such as the Silver Palate Thick & Rough Oatmeal or Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats .
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was fined $10,000 by the NFL for a roughing-the- passer penalty against the Bills on Sunday.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was fined $10,000 by the NFL for a roughing -the-passer penalty against the Bills on Sunday.
This approach to rough milling replaces straight lines with "curlicue" moves of constant radius.
This is an approach to rough milling in which straight lines are replaced by "curlicue" circular moves of constant radius.
WALLA — Fire District 4 commissioners are considering a proposal to annex roughly 1,000 acres in the Mill Creek area to keep up with development.
At Evergreen Forest Products, new scanners will read rough-cut timber, showing mill workers how to get around impurities such as knots.
YG-1 offers its X-Speed Rougher solid carbide roughing end mills.
A line of high-performance end mills for aluminum materials consists of two- and three-flute tools for roughing and finishing applications.
Tattoos have become almost run-of-the-mill these days, but in the early 20th century, they were purely rough-and-tumble, belonging to an underworld of rebels, criminals and sailors .
Patterson would like the city to commit roughly $86,000, half up front , a quarter when the old Mills Seed Building is moved and a quarter when the structure is reoccupied.

In science:

The blades are produced by electrical discharge machining, which allows for a higher precision and a smaller surface roughness as compared to milling.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms