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  12  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lapidary  \Lap"i*da*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Lapidaries}.  [L.  lapidarius, 
  fr  lapidarius  pertaining  to  stone:  cf  F.  lapidaire.] 
  1.  An  artificer  who  cuts,  polishes,  and  engraves  precious 
  stones;  hence  a  dealer  in  precious  stones. 
 
  2.  A  virtuoso  skilled  in  gems  or  precious  stones;  a 
  connoisseur  of  lapidary  work 
 
  {Lapidary's  lathe},  {mill},  {or  wheel},  a  machine  consisting 
  essentially  of  a  revolving  lap  on  a  vertical  spindle,  used 
  by  a  lapidary  for  grinding  and  polishing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\  (m[i^]l),  n.  [L.  mille  a  thousand.  Cf  {Mile}.] 
  A  money  of  account  of  the  United  States,  having  the  value  of 
  the  tenth  of  a  cent,  or  the  thousandth  of  a  dollar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  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  intented  surfaces;  as  a  gristmill,  a  coffee  mill;  a 
  bone  mill. 
 
  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. 
 
  7.  (Mining) 
  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.  [Cant]  --R.  D.  Blackmore 
 
  {Edge  mill},  {Flint  mill},  etc  See  under  {Edge},  {Flint}, 
  etc 
 
  {Mill  bar}  (Iron  Works),  a  rough  bar  rolled  or  drawn  directly 
  from  a  bloom  or  puddle  bar  for  conversion  into  merchant 
  iron  in  the  mill. 
 
  {Mill  cinder},  slag  from  a  puddling  furnace. 
 
  {Mill  head},  the  head  of  water  employed  to  turn  the  wheel  of 
  a  mill. 
 
  {Mill  pick},  a  pick  for  dressing  millstones. 
 
  {Mill  pond},  a  pond  that  supplies  the  water  for  a  mill. 
 
  {Mill  race},  the  canal  in  which  water  is  conveyed  to  a  mill 
  wheel,  or  the  current  of  water  which  drives  the  wheel. 
 
  {Mill  tail},  the  water  which  flows  from  a  mill  wheel  after 
  turning  it  or  the  channel  in  which  the  water  flows. 
 
  {Mill  tooth},  a  grinder  or  molar  tooth. 
 
  {Mill  wheel},  the  water  wheel  that  drives  the  machinery  of  a 
  mill. 
 
  {Roller  mill},  a  mill  in  which  flour  or  meal  is  made  by 
  crushing  grain  between  rollers. 
 
  {Stamp  mill}  (Mining),  a  mill  in  which  ore  is  crushed  by 
  stamps. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Milled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Milling}.]  [See  {Mill},  n.,  and  cf  {Muller}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  fine  particles,  or  to  small  pieces,  in  a 
  mill;  to  grind;  to  comminute. 
 
  2.  To  shape,  finish,  or  transform  by  passing  through  a 
  machine;  specifically,  to  shape  or  dress,  as  metal,  by 
  means  of  a  rotary  cutter. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  raised  border  around  the  edges  of  or  to  cut 
  fine  grooves  or  indentations  across  the  edges  of  as  of  a 
  coin,  or  a  screw  head;  also  to  stamp  in  a  coining  press; 
  to  coin. 
 
  4.  To  pass  through  a  fulling  mill;  to  full,  as  cloth. 
 
  5.  To  beat  with  the  fists.  [Cant]  --Thackeray. 
 
  6.  To  roll  into  bars,  as  steel. 
 
  {To  mill  chocolate},  to  make  it  frothy,  as  by  churning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  v.  i.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  To  swim  under  water;  --  said  of  air-breathing  creatures. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Molding  \Mold"ing\,  Moulding  \Mould"ing\,  p.a. 
  Used  in  making  a  mold  or  moldings;  used  in  shaping  anything 
  according  to  a  pattern. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {board}. 
  a  See  {Follow  board},  under  {Follow},  v.  t. 
  b  A  board  on  which  bread  or  pastry  is  kneaded  and  shaped. 
 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {machine}. 
  a  (Woodworking)  A  planing  machine  for  making  moldings.  ( 
  b  )  (Founding)  A  machine  to  assist  in  making  molds  for 
  castings. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {mill},  a  mill  for  shaping  timber. 
 
  {Molding,  or  Moulding},  {sand}  (Founding),  a  kind  of  sand 
  containing  clay,  used  in  making  molds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  undergo  hulling,  as  maize. 
 
  2.  To  move  in  a  circle,  as  cattle  upon  a  plain. 
 
  The  deer  and  the  pig  and  the  nilghar  were  milling 
  round  and  round  in  a  circle  of  eight  or  ten  miles 
  radius.  --Kipling. 
 
  3.  To  swim  suddenly  in  a  new  direction;  --  said  of  whales. 
 
  4.  To  take  part  in  a  mill;  to  box.  [Cant] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  n. 
  1.  Short  for  {Treadmill}. 
 
  2.  The  raised  or  ridged  edge  or  surface  made  in  milling 
  anything  as  a  coin  or  screw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mill  \Mill\,  v.  t. 
  1.  (Mining)  To  fill  (a  winze  or  interior  incline)  with  broken 
  ore,  to  be  drawn  out  at  the  bottom. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  mill,  or  circle  round,  as  cattle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mill 
  n  1:  buildings  with  facilities  for  manufacturing  [syn:  {factory}, 
  {manufacturing  plant},  {manufactory}] 
  2:  a  machine  that  processes  materials  by  grinding  or  crushing 
  [syn:  {grinder}] 
  3:  the  act  of  grinding  [syn:  {grind},  {pulverization},  {pulverisation}] 
  v  1:  move  about  in  a  confused  manner  [syn:  {mill  about},  {mill 
  around}] 
  2:  grind  with  a  mill;  "mill  grain" 
  3:  of  the  edge  of  a  coin 
  4:  roll  out  (metal)  with  a  rolling  machine 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  mill 
 
  {Arithmetic  and  Logic  Unit} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Mill 
  for  grinding  corn,  mentioned  as  used  in  the  time  of  Abraham 
  (Gen.  18:6).  That  used  by  the  Hebrews  consisted  of  two  circular 
  stones,  each  2  feet  in  diameter  and  half  a  foot  thick,  the  lower 
  of  which  was  called  the  "nether  millstone"  (Job  41:24)  and  the 
  upper  the  "rider."  The  upper  stone  was  turned  round  by  a  stick 
  fixed  in  it  as  a  handle.  There  were  then  no  public  mills,  and 
  thus  each  family  required  to  be  provided  with  a  hand-mill.  The 
  corn  was  ground  daily,  generally  by  the  women  of  the  house  (Isa. 
  47:1,  2;  Matt.  24:41).  It  was  with  the  upper  stone  of  a 
  hand-mill  that  "a  certain  woman"  at  Thebez  broke  Abimelech's 
  skull  (Judg.  9:53,  "a  piece  of  a  millstone;"  literally,  "a 
  millstone  rider",  i.e.,  the  "runner,"  the  stone  which  revolves. 
  Comp.  2  Sam.  11:21).  Millstones  could  not  be  pledged  (Deut. 
  24:6),  as  they  were  necessary  in  every  family. 
 




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