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A mill for grinding grain.
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(General Engineering) a mill, esp one equipped with large grinding stones for grinding grain
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a mill for grinding grain.
grist′mill`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gristmill - a mill for grinding grain (especially the customer's own grain)gristmill - a mill for grinding grain (especially the customer's own grain)
milling machinery, grinder, mill - machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
millstone - one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain
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Subsequently, circa 1791, "Washington purchased a license under the patent" and then had the milling system installed in his Mount Vernon gristmill. Overview of the Gristmill, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOUNT VERNON, encyclopedia/article/overview-of-the-gristmill [ (last accessed May 13, 2017).
The map also planned for the town's structures, which included the hotel purchased by Conger, a wind-powered sawmill and gristmill, a well-stocked general store, a post office, a tavern, carp fisheries, a machine shop, and more than a dozen homes.
The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center just outside of town is a perfect place to sample remembrances of pioneer life, with its gristmill, log cabins, folk art and artifacts.
The war meant few new books were being published--no small challenge for the reviewer who depends on recent releases to supply his gristmill. Necessity forced Pritchett to create an alternative.