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

  Millstone \Mill"stone`\, n.
     One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other
     substance in a mill[1].
     [1913 Webster]
           No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to
           pledge.                                  --Deut. xxiv.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The cellular siliceous rock called buhrstone is usually
           employed for millstones; also, some kinds of lava, as
           that Niedermendig, or other firm rock with rough
           texture. The surface of a millstone has usually a
           series of radial grooves in which the powdered material
           [1913 Webster]
     Millstone girt (Geol.), a hard and coarse, gritty
        sandstone, dividing the Carboniferous from the
        Subcarboniferous strata. See Farewell rock, under
        Farewell, a., and Chart of Geology.
     To see into a millstone or To see through a millstone, to
        see into or through a difficult matter. (Colloq.)
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was
           an albatross around his neck" [syn: albatross,
      2: any load that is difficult to carry
      3: one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are
         rotated against one another to grind the grain

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "millstone":
     bale, burden, burdening, burthen, cargo, charge, charging,
     cheese grater, comminutor, crusher, cumber, cumbrance, deadweight,
     drag, duty, encumbrance, freight, granulator, grater, grinder,
     handicap, incubus, incumbency, kominuter, lading, levigator, load,
     loading, masher, mill, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, onus,
     oppression, overload, overtaxing, overweighting, pestle, pressure,
     pulverizer, quern, quernstone, rock crusher, roller, saddling,
     shredder, steamroller, superincumbency, surcharge, task, tax,
     taxing, triturator, weight

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Millstone, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey
     Population (2000):    410
     Housing Units (2000): 173
     Land area (2000):     0.749397 sq. miles (1.940929 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.749397 sq. miles (1.940929 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46590
     Located within:       New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
     Location:             40.499453 N, 74.590875 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Millstone, NJ

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