Sunday, 21 January 2018



1. a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour
2. a factory, in particular one which processes raw materials
3. any of various processing or manufacturing machines, in particular one that grinds, presses, or rolls
4. any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes
5. a hard roller for impressing a design, in particular in a textile-printing machine or in a machine for printing banknotes
6. a system, institution, etc., that influences people or things in the manner of a factory
7. an unpleasant experience; ordeal
8. a fist fight
9. (trans.) to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill
10. (trans.) to process or produce in or with a mill
11. to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine
12. (trans.) to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)
13. (intr.; often followed by “about” or “around”) to move about in a confused manner
14. (usually trans.) (rare) to beat (chocolate, etc)
15. (archaic, slang) to fight

a US and Canadian monetary unit used in calculations, in particular for property taxes, equal to one thousandth of a dollar

My nutmeg mill,
Favourite kitchen gadget

Of my often-grated finger tips.

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