A mill for grinding grain into flour; a flouring-mill.
* "At an iron-foundry I was surprised to find that steam-engines and flour-mill machinery could not be manufactured fast enough to meet the demand."
—The Englishwoman in America
* "There is enough water running to drive a flour-mill in two or three places."
—The Journals of John McDouall Stuart
* "He had married, some months later, the charming daughter of another Luxembourg Princess, extremely rich, because she was the only daughter of a Prince who was the proprietor of an immense flour-mill."
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a mill for grinding grain into flour.
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3. attrib. and Comb., as flour bag, -barrel, -dredge, -dredger, -grinder, loaf, man, -mill
, miller, milling, -packer, -paste, -sack, -shoot; flour-like adj.
1809 KENDALL Trav. II. lii. 213 Rivers..upon which are fulling, *flower and saw mills. 1825 J. NICHOLSON Operat. Mechanic 142 We have given a section of a double flour-mill.
18. General relations: a. simple attrib., as (sense 3) grain-barge, -barn, -bin, -boat, -box, -cart, -chamber, -country, -crop, -department, -farm, -field, -food, -land, -market, -merchant, -mill
, -port, -room, -sack, -ship, -trade; (sense 4b) grain-tub (in quot. fig.); (sense 7e) grain-boundary, -size; (sense 8) grain-weight; (sense 10c) grain-dyer, dyeing; (sense 15) grain-ways adv. b. objective, as (sense 3) grain-carrier, -crusher, -dealer, -divider, -dryer, -farmer, -grower, -huller, -rubber, -scourer, -separator; grain-carrying, -grinding, -growing, vbl. ns.; grain-carrying, -cutting, -eating, -growing, -raising ppl. adjs. c. instrumental, as (sense 3) grain-fed, -laden adjs.
1867 H. LATHAM Black & White 27 Ellicott..dammed up the Patapsco..and built *grain-mills there.