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 for Flint mill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flint \Flint\, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint;
     cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh.
     akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. Plinth.]
     1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in
        color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking
        with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very
        hard, and strikes fire with steel.
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     2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
        esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
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     3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
        like flint. "A heart of flint." --Spenser.
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     Flint age. (Geol.) Same as Stone age, under Stone.
     Flint brick, a fire made principially of powdered silex.
     Flint glass. See in the Vocabulary.
     Flint implements (Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by
        men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows,
        spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of
        flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard
     Flint mill.
        (a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
        (b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner
            at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were
            made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light,
            but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight.
     Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint.
     Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face
        of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints
        set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
     Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in
     To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
        expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln,
     mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[imac],
     mul[imac]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.]
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     1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as
        grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough,
        or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a
        bone mill.
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     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.
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     3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
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     9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.
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     10. Short for Treadmill.
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     11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling
         anything, as a coin or screw.
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     12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1]
         or other machinery to grind grains into flour.
     Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See under Edge, Flint,
     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
     Gin mill, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or
        seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
     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
     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.
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