• WordNet 3.6
    • n milling corrugated edge of a coin
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Weydon Mill, Farnham Weydon Mill, Farnham
Mill on the Wey, between Pyrford and Ripley Mill on the Wey, between Pyrford and Ripley
Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
Two-Story Mill at Virginia, Minnesota, Showing Jack-Ladders and Consumer Two-Story Mill at Virginia, Minnesota, Showing Jack-Ladders and Consumer
Portrait of Mabel Mills Portrait of Mabel Mills
Study of a Blooming-Mill Study of a Blooming-Mill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • n Milling The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It was during the 1600's that the first coffee mill made its debut in London.
    • n milling The process of grinding, or subjecting materials to the action of the machinery of a grinding-mill. Specifically
    • n milling The manufacture of cereals into flour or meal. The manufacture of fine flour is now carried on by two distinct methods, respectively called low milling and high willing. Low milling prevailed almost universally until a recent period; but it is now largely superseded by high milling, by which an increased product and a much purer quality of flour are obtainable, especially from wheat inferior to the higher grades. In low milling the grain is ground only once and then bolted. In high milling it is subjected to repeated grindings. The earlier grinding or grindings decorticate the grain, which, being subjected after each grinding to screening and blowing in the middlings purifier, is freed from adherent impurities, and from parts which envelop the finer nutritious portions. The latter thus cleansed are called semolina (half-ground). The semolina is then subjected to grinding, cylinder-milling, or disintegration milling, to complete its conversion into fine flour. Cylinder-milling, also called roller-milling, is the manufacture of flour by the use of cylinder-mills. Disintegration milling is the manufacture of flour or meal by the use of the disintegrator. See mill.
    • n milling The operation of upsetting the edge of a coin-blank to form the milled edge; also, the operation of putting the series of small transverse ridges and furrows on the edge of an otherwise finished coin, or on a screw-head to adapt it for easy turning with the fingers. See milled screw, under screw.
    • n milling A method of shaping metals in a milling-machine, by passing the metal under a serrated revolving cylinder or cutter
    • n milling In metal-working, a method of ornamenting metallic surfaces by treatment in a lathe with ribbed tools, which produce ridged surfaces.
    • n milling A method of softening and opening the pores of hides by placing them with some tan-liquor in a wooden drum which is caused to revolve.
    • n milling The felting or fulling of a cloth to thicken it.
    • n milling In pottery, the operation of grinding and mixing the slip.
    • n milling A thrashing; a fight; a beating.
    • n milling The act of playing around in a circle: said of a school of fish. Also called cart-wheeling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mills Brothers have recorded the most songs of any artist: about 2,250.
    • Milling the act of passing anything through a mill: the act of fulling cloth: the process of turning up the edge of coin and of putting the rows of ridges and furrows on it: indenting coin on the edge
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Go through the mill - If you go through the mill, you have a very unpleasant experience. If you put someone through the mill, you make them undergo an unpleasant experience.
Grist for the mill - Something that you can use to your advantage is grist for the mill. ('Grist to the mill' is also used.)
Run-of-the-mill - If something is run-of-the-mill, there is nothing exceptional about it- it is ordinary or average.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. miln—L. mola, a mill—molāre, to grind.


In literature:

There were a great many wind mills here and there along the dike.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
There were corn mills on the plantation, and rice mills, and threshing machines.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Mr. Turner brought the tidings home from the mill one June night when he returned from work.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
Mr. Taylor had seen young Mr. Mill in the East India House, where young Mr. Mill made out invoices with big seals on them.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Davis and Coulter meant the mills and the mills meant the town itself.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
In the evening there was a breeze, and the mill went round and round quite rapidly.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
One day he and Algernon, on a ride over the downs, passed near the old mill.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Two hours before the mill closed Richard Travis came hurriedly into the mill office.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The mill's unceasing buzz made pleasant music to his ears and stirred reflections of a most agreeable nature.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
This is mere drudgery and can be more cheaply and easily done at the planing mill by machinery.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor

In poetry:

These know the world; what do the children know?
They know the woods, their groaning noises weird,
They climb in trees that overhang the slow
Deep mill-stream, loved and feared.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
OH, sweet was the eve when I came from the mill,
Adown the green windings of Mulberry hill:
My heart like a bird with his throat all in tune,
That sings in the beautiful bosom of June.
"Mulberry Hill" by Alice Cary
He paused and glanced at the rivulet,
And that pause than speech was worse,
For his roving eye a saw-mill met,
And, near it, the word which should be set
At the end of the previous verse.
"The Inhuman Wolf And The Lamb Sans Gene" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Sometimes within a pool I caught
Your face, upturned to mine.
And where sits Chilton by the waters
Your look did shine
Wildly in the mill foam that sought
To hide you in those angry waters.
"Your Shadow" by John Freeman
Then the apple-bloom shook on the hill;
And the mullein-stalks tilted each lance;
And the sun behind Rapalye's mill
Was my uttermost West, and could thrill
Like some fanciful land of romance.
"Twenty Years" by Francis Bret Harte
First she sank, and then she swam,
Hey Edinbruch, how Edinbruch.
First she sank, and then she swam,
Stirling for aye:
Until she cam to Tweed mill dam,
Bonny Sanct Johnstonne that stands upon Tay.
"The Twa Sisters" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Mills competed in the Women's Executive Second and Third Degree Black Belt division.
John Atta Mills funeral held in Ghana.
Ghana Mourns The Death of President John Atta Mills.
Jeff Mills courtesy Axis Records.
Enlarge Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger USA's Missy Franklin grabs an American flag as she celebrates her gold medal win in the woman's 100m backstroke event at the 2012 London Olympics.
It is made from heart pine salvaged from an old mill in Columbus, Ga. And put together with the help of his home-made rigging — cables and pulleys strung from the branches of pine trees.
LONDON — Mill TV and Film won a BAFTA Craft Award for the studio's work on Merlin Series 3, EP 2: The Tears of Uther Pendragon part 2.
Vibe draws crowds to Mill Valley's Balboa .
Anonymous Kindling, Carol Rauch, Moylan Mills, Ballyhoo and a bit more.
Storm clouds rolled in over the Mille Lacs Indian reservation just as Julian Koslowski and two other members of the search party reached the wastewater treatment plant.
Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc. Business Index Engineering Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc.
ZeroChaos CEO Harold Mills (Image: Courtesy of Subject) Harold Mills 2011.
The shift is forcing paper mills and mill towns to rethink their future.
40 Frost Mill Road Mill Neck , NY 11765.
16000 Mill Creek Blvd Ste 112 Mill Creek, CA.

In science:

For SU (2) Yang-Mills theory our choice of the parameterization shows that the classical theory is equivalent to an abelian theory.
On SU(2) Yang-Mills Theory and the Maximal Abelian Gauge
NCOS theory is closely related to ordinary 1+1-d super Yang-Mills theory in at least two different ways.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
The fractal pattern seen in the phase diagram closely resembles the phase structure found for the supergravity duals of non-commutative Yang-Mills theories on a torus [13, 14].
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
F = ǫ01F01 is the U (Q) Yang-Mills field strength on the D-string worldsheet.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
Evidently, S-duality does not preserve the super Yang-Mills decoupling limit; instead it is mapped onto the NCOS limit.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory