Meaning of MILL in English

MILL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cotton mill (= factory where cotton is made into thread or cloth )

coffee mill

Mills, Heather

pepper mill

steel mill

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

early

It has been claimed that the role of parental supervision continued into the early mills .

The hours worked in the early cotton mills varied.

It is altogether a more flamboyant and less forbidding building than the earlier mill .

These mule spinners, assisted by women and children, were an elite group in the early textile mills .

An early eighteenth-century water mill has also been re-erected at the site, with a twenty-foot wheel driving two pairs of millstones.

It was one of the earliest cotton mills , built in 1785.

fulling

It was recorded as a fulling mill , although it may at least inpart have been a grist mill.

The site then consisted of a grist and two fulling mills .

Water-powered fulling mills were not new; indeed they go back at least as far as the thirteenth century.

Abingdon's trade had been waning for some time, with its fulling mills lying in ruins and unemployment rife by 1538.

The combination of corn and fulling mills and dye house is encountered quite often around this period.

A later reference of 1498 describes Fromebridge as corn, malt and fulling mills .

In 1737 a fulling mill is recorded at Hawkshead Hill.

Wiltshire fulling mills were nearly all controlled by the clothiers.

large

This was one of the largest silk mills in the vicinity, although it started life as a corn mill.

So were the proprietors of the largest pulp mill , who owned seven hundred feet of waterfront.

Churchs found itself unable to compete any longer with the larger mills .

Just south of Kirkstall Abbey is Armley Mills, once the world's largest woolen mill .

The large mill owner's house is on the extreme right.

Threats intensified and an organisation capable of attacking larger mills was built up.

I turned into Hospital Street, past Plotnikoff's large saw mills , then came to Callender's bakery.

It is said to have been at one time the world's largest spinning mill under one roof.

local

Many of these local mills remain in name alone, having fallen into disuse and demolition.

It is a good example of a typical local mill , of the type that was once commonplace in the region.

Another local mill was known as Furnace Mill.

It was run then by Henry Thomas, who owned this and a number of other local mills .

The fact that it was larger than most local mills and within a few miles of Cirencester probably saved it.

The Railway was built by a company formed mainly of local mill owners and opened in 1867.

For 22 years he's worked at the same local newsprint mill .

Up to 1939, the local flour mill was in operation and the last iron-rimmed wooden cartwheel was made the following year.

main

The main mill had three water wheels and Spring Mill a single 20 foot wheel.

Part of the main mill and the mill ponds have now gone.

More money was invested and a steam engine installed in a purpose-built engine house attached to the main mill .

new

Two new mills will begin operations in 1996.

But new steel mills are starting up, which will boost supply.

The water-power age produced hamlets, at the most small villages, gathered around a new mill .

S., new steel mills are setting up shop.

The new mill is their baby and they're looking forward to seeing it grow.

But new steel mills are starting up, which some analysts expect will boost supply and depress prices over the next year.

New weaving sheds were built in 1912 and a new spinning mill in 1951.

The sites in Maine and Wisconsin selected for the new mills were far from ideal.

old

A further three were to be built at the old carding mill at a gross rental of £10 perannum.

Sure, they did need to close down some of the old mills .

One restaurants is by the shore, another on top of a hill in an old sugar mill .

Jeri and I got back in the car and drove south, past shrimp stands and abandoned old sugar mills .

Considerable work was carried out at the old carding mill .

Other engineering and light industries are filling many of the old mills and clothing factories.

The old mills just stood there, quiet, closed, rusting away.

small

Previously, most local grain was ground in the many small mills around the city and outlying areas.

Ayliffe's Mill is an interesting reminder that not all of the small rural corn mills perished early in the century.

Clearly the smaller mills were becoming uneconomic.

On the far side of the village was a small water mill , probably used for grinding corn.

This is a survivor of the many small country mills , the majority of which have long disappeared.

This effectively shut down many of the smaller mills , such as many of those along the Carrant Brook.

There was once a small water mill at Low Catton.

Many of the smaller cloth mills were unable to plough sufficient money into such modernisation schemes, so fell by the wayside.

spinning

In an adjoining spinning mill there is a fine collection of early spinning machinery and power looms.

There are two group spinning mills based nearby.

New weaving sheds were built in 1912 and a new spinning mill in 1951.

The scribbling and spinning mills which were erected in the river valleys soon attracted workers' houses alongside them.

It is said to have been at one time the world's largest spinning mill under one roof.

The unit included a spinning mill within its plant, producing one hundred percent wool yarn.

steel

Soviet steel mills need 346,000 tonnes of coking coal a day but are getting only 200,000.

Which steel mills are linked with each tinplate works?

woollen

Where what is now a carriage museum was once a woollen mill where the red shirts for Garibaldi's army were made.

Down below is Porth-y-Rhaw Bay, once the site of a woollen mill and a lime kiln.

Several silk mills were set up around the Chalford Valley, but the majority made use of the then-vacant woollen mills.

Why did the factory owners avoid the main valley of the River Aire for their woollen mills and towns?

They are mostly of brick, unlike the woollen mills of Yorkshire, which are nearly always of stone.

■ NOUN

building

The mill buildings house a museum of old implements and materials associated with corn production and milling.

Ramsay ensconced himself in the upper storey of the mill building , where he could gain as wide a view as possible.

The mill buildings themselves tower over Tewkesbury and can be seen for many miles around.

Following the end of cloth-making, the mill buildings were let out to a number of tenants, providing some employment.

The drive is transmitted into the adjacent mill building which houses two complete sets of grinding gear and allied crushers, etc.

cloth

Henceforth the Painswick cloth mills gradually closed in the face of competition.

By 1729, it had become a cloth mill worked as tenant by Edward Peach.

As one of the few Gloucestershire cloth mills still in operation, may it long continue.

Some cloth mills were demolished and others were converted for alternative uses.

Many of the smaller cloth mills were unable to plough sufficient money into such modernisation schemes, so fell by the wayside.

A cloth mill for many years, it was converted to corn.

It had its own brickworks, cloth mill and farms, and was largely self-sufficient.

corn

The former corn mill is owned by Bristol City Museum and is open to the public.

Quite possibly it was a corn mill partially converted for fulling.

This was one of the largest silk mills in the vicinity, although it started life as a corn mill.

Probably the greatest number were always corn mills , those more distant being used to provide a steady income.

It has remained a corn mill throughout its working life, having had no known connection with the wool trade.

The name actually derives from a corn mill , recorded on the site in 1620, belonging to William Gunne.

Ayliffe's Mill is an interesting reminder that not all of the small rural corn mills perished early in the century.

Baked in a kiln at the old corn mill , the filling was made from mutton and fowl.

cotton

The next stop was Bury in Lancashire, where home was a disused cotton mill .

In California it was the cotton mill .

Then came Mr Jedidiah Strutt, who built a cotton mill on the Derwent and shortly afterwards three more.

The work of Wordsworth came into existence at the same time as the growing desperation in the cotton mills .

They also destroyed roads, power lines, and sugar and cotton mills over a wide area.

Ralph had no interest in business matters, which was evident at the cotton mill this morning.

Before the coming of the cotton mill there were few opportunities for children to make a steady monetary contribution to family earnings.

The ward hums the way I beard a cotton mill hum once when the football team played a high school in California.

flour

At some point, the mill eventually passed to George Ford and was converted into a substantial flour mill.

A flour mill was completed about May I, located on the creek.

A weatherboarded flour mill , it was originally supported on open timberwork, but this has been enclosed within a brick roundhouse.

If you have a flour mill at home, you have the potential for the best bread of all.

Healing later left Abbey Mill, his new large steam powered Borough flour mills clearly of much greater importance.

She paused by the old flour mill , another landmark of her childhood.

During the 1780s he was manager and principal promoter, as well as builder and architect, of the Albion flour mill at Blackfriars.

The trotting pony overtook a slow-moving cart piled high with sacks of dry-smelling wheat for a flour mill .

grist

It was recorded as a fulling mill , although it may at least inpart have been a grist mill.

Until then the grist mill existed, but presumably it was then demolished or converted.

In addition, a grist mill was now definitely in existence, having been built, or possibly rebuilt, during the 1780s.

It had two fulling stocks, a gig mill and in addition, a grist mill, not an uncommon combination.

house

The mill is stone built and adjoins the mill house .

Externally, it is little altered, the mill house and mill now forming an elegant dwelling and farm.

An elegant mill house adjoins the mill, as do several barns, all constructed of mellowed local stone.

The adjacent mill house still survives.

The tailrace empties through a 100 yard tunnel that rejoins the stream after running under the mill house .

It must have been rebuilt on many occasions, the present building and adjoining mill house dating from around 1726.

The Lower Mill was a stone building, as was the substantial mill house .

There was formerly a mill house alongside but this was demolished in 1936.

owner

The railway and the quarries were the property of two brothers called McConnel, who were mill owners from Lancashire.

Niklaus Andreas Lauda was born the son of a Viennese paper mill owner on 22 February 1949.

Five mill owners in Lewis nevertheless spun yarn woven by the crofters.

The Railway was built by a company formed mainly of local mill owners and opened in 1867.

There had been a number of bankruptcies, and several mill owners left the trade.

The neo-Renaissance height and grandeur were added by a mill owner , Odkolek.

paper

The recent closures of the paper mill and the aluminium smelter at Invergordon lend weight to this argument.

Faint news of the whistle from the nearby paper mill broadcast from the hillsides.

There has been a paper mill on its site since the Tudor period.

Niklaus Andreas Lauda was born the son of a Viennese paper mill owner on 22 February 1949.

No mention was made of the fact that the New York Times had major interests in four paper mills .

Jim also works in the Donahue paper mill , the same one as Gary.

It was later converted to a paper mill .

Within a few years, the last of the Forest's paper mills ceased operations.

pond

The mill pond still existed during the 1950s, but has now been filled in.

The mill pond is still maintained in good order although it is smaller, formerly extending right up to the back wall.

To aid drainage of the area, the Leadon has been culverted, so much of the mill pond is dry.

Within a few years of closure, the mill pond was filled in and much of the mill's machinery removed.

Part of the main mill and the mill ponds have now gone.

Much of the water control equipment and the mill pond embankments have not survived.

The mill pond no longer exists, its place now taken by two fast-flowing streams.

The yard was cleared, the mill pond dug out and an extensive programme of rebuilding and renovation carried out.

pulp

But now they face a battle to save another from being stripped of trees for a paper and pulp mill .

But that evening, pulp mill workers crept beneath the building and bored through the floor and into the barrels stored there.

This land, and other former forest land, is being planted with eucalyptus to supply pulp mills .

Launched with so much promise, hope, and cash, the pulp mill venture turned into a debacle.

So were the proprietors of the largest pulp mill , who owned seven hundred feet of waterfront.

rumor

Beyond that, they let the rumor mill dominate.

Somebody better call Toronto and get the rumor mill going again.

The rumor mill is churning again.

rumour

The rumour mill , however, is full of likely failures.

Hot off the rumour mill: Cypress Semiconductor Corp is now seriously talking about Alpha.

This year the Treasury rumour mill has been working overtime.

site

The first mill site is near Highnam.

The local kids went to a tiny one-room schoolhouse in a shack that still stands next to the old mill site .

Occasionally a mill site may be recognised.

All but a hundred of these mill sites can still be accounted for.

Following the Suppression, mill sites came into other hands, many being re-used time and time again.

On the Worcestershire Stour, ten mill sites have been removed in as many years.

textile

A textile mill developed natural fibres for special bedding to promote Kim's longevity.

It's a growing town - because of the textile mills -but not growing in virtue, that I can tell you.

She survived by working in a textile mill and receiving supplementary welfare.

We're stuck for some ideas about the workings of a textile mill in the story.

From the 1760s to the 1830s, steam engines, textile mills , and the Enlightenment produced the Industrial Revolution.

There, 50 or so textile mills produce what is widely acknowledged to be the finest wool cloth in the world.

Here we illustrated numerous dramatic conversions of warehouses and textile mills whose open-plan layouts made them adaptable for virtually any purpose.

town

If she lived in a mill town , the choice was more or less made for her.

Manchester would be a mill town , not a spa.

It has been a dying mill town .

The mill town replaced the farming town, and thus the forest returned.

He was also approachable to folks in his hometown of Kannapolis, a rural mill town .

This is the only adult literacy center in an impoverished mill town which is home to 80, 000 people.

water

At one time South Cave had a water mill , and a windmill.

We had walked hand in hand in the dark all the way to the water mill .

The water mill was sited at Mill beck and it continued in use until the 1860s.

Above and right: The home-made filter unit again makes use of planting baskets, and is disguised by the water mill .

On the far side of the village was a small water mill , probably used for grinding corn.

The church of St Michael and all Angels is on a ridge overlooking the river and the old water mill .

An early eighteenth-century water mill has also been re-erected at the site, with a twenty-foot wheel driving two pairs of millstones.

There are the remains of a medieval stone-built water mill on the stream below.

worker

He was older than Miss Harker and he didn't look like a mill worker , nor yet a wealthy man.

The study found higher rates of lung, nasal and laryngeal cancer among miners and mill workers .

But that evening, pulp mill workers crept beneath the building and bored through the floor and into the barrels stored there.

The teacher stayed with the mill workers at the company boardinghouse.

■ VERB

build

His forefathers had built the mills , and it hadn't been a particularly easy life.

It said it would build a rail mill but wanted concessions.

Then came Mr Jedidiah Strutt, who built a cotton mill on the Derwent and shortly afterwards three more.

At the top were the lawns and grand columned homes built by the Sutherlands, who had also built the mill .

It was the same man who built Sovovy mill in neo-Gothic style.

But the man who built the mill had saved the town by renaming it.

close

Rescue close for historic mill Dangerfield Mills at Hawick was once famous for its tweed.

So Harvester tried to close the mill indirectly.

grind

Flour is ground at the mill and can be bought form the mill shop.

I go with my friend Alice Abau Elia to the grinding mill nearest to her home.

At the grinding mill , a line of women sit in the dirt behind the bags of maize.

There is a shortage of grinding mills at present.

They can be ground in a mill , but should first be roasted in a frying pan.

operate

Then it was in the hands of the Foley family, who were also operating Guns mill at Abenhall.

In 1988, Nucor operated seven steel mills at four sites.

The last miller was Mr William Stallworthy, who operated the mill from 1900 until his retirement in 1977.

Wathen continued to operate the mill up to 1818, but by 1820, Joseph and Obadiah Paul Wathen were in control.

Grist and Tabram operated the mill later in its life.

power

Both have powered mills , but the Carrant Brook was much more heavily utilised.

Further upstream towards Brockworth, the brook also powered a corn mill , but of Brockworth Mill there is now little trace.

This formerly powered a number of mills , involved in some way with the cloth trade.

Healing later left Abbey Mill, his new large steam powered Borough flour mills clearly of much greater importance.

This powered a mill at Ruspidge near Cinderford.

Under their control, a huge new mill pond was constructed, to feed the five water wheels that powered the mill.

The Blackpool Brook also powered the old mill at Nibley.

run

It's run of the mill .

It could keep running the mill as if it still owned it.

For part of its life, the site was run as two separate mills , known as the Abbey and Town Mills.

Tubbs and Lewis ran the mill for some time but finally ceased production there.

They worked the mill for five years, after which Edward Palling, who also ran Brookhouse mill, took over.

Lakes and Mountain holidays are very different to run of the mill summer holidays.

The tailrace empties through a 100 yard tunnel that rejoins the stream after running under the mill house.

sell

But you know we have been talking about selling the mills because we need money.

The Sutherlands had sold off the mill and its surrounding holdings to absentee landlords, multi-national corporations, outsiders.

work

Water also came down to the mill from a cutting, possibly working a mill wheel.

He bootlegged whiskey, pumped gas, worked in a steel mill handling hot wire, stole hubcaps.

By the 1930s, Wyman had been replaced by Charles Dee, who worked the mill throughout the decade.

I began to work in steel mills when I was seventeen to support my education.

She survived by working in a textile mill and receiving supplementary welfare.

They worked the mill for five years, after which Edward Palling, who also ran Brookhouse mill, took over.

His parents were indeed immigrants and they worked in the lumber mills of Arcata, California.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(all) grist to the mill

Humans had become mere technical grist to the mill like any base metal.

In fact, all the events' of daily life are grist to the mill of these popular singers.

This is all grist to the mill of orthodox social democratic analyses of crime.

the rumour mill

Hot off the rumour mill: Cypress Semiconductor Corp is now seriously talking about Alpha.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lumber mill

an old mill with a ruined water-wheel

The movie has earned almost $2 mill in the first weekend.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An entirely new idea for the running of mills and the organising of the mill-workers.

Last week some one had laced the coffee in the mill with arsenic.

Taylor's map of 1777 shows four mills on its lower section, with a number of others further upstream.

The former corn mill is owned by Bristol City Museum and is open to the public.

The missions were not merely churches but entire working communities, with farms, blacksmiths, flour mills and residences.

They even lost two weeks of wages because the paychecks bounced without warning when the mill suddenly closed in March 1980.

Writers of the time talked about how factories and mills dehumanized workers.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

about

People milled about casually, talking amongst themselves, eating and drinking.

Our small cortège milled about in the courtyard near the large double-barred gate of the palace.

Startled, the pack had run for the shelter of the trees, where they had milled about uncertainly.

around

It was a dark overcast day; the people milling around all looked grey.

Everyone white was milling around in the road, and he had to watch out for children.

Humans were milling around the base of the Ship.

People have been coming in and milling around to see if we actually have it.

Here, milling around the caviare, dwells all the menace and the glamour of the Unseen World.

There were people milling around on the streets.

Two days later mobs milled around as William Lloyd Garrison began to speak.

■ NOUN

crowd

The crowd milled around chatting and exchanging tips, hawking and spitting, slurping tea and placing bets.

A large crowd milled there despite the cold wind which lashed face and hand.

Simon had disappeared into the crowd still milling about the hall, and fitzAlan was standing before her.

As we explored the district we came upon a crowd milling on the pavement.

people

By 11am 1,000 people were milling around Parliament Square, keeping off the grass, and greeting old friends.

There were people milling around on the streets.

It was a dark overcast day; the people milling around all looked grey.

The crack house lust off Kelly Street was crowded, people milling around outside.

Embarrassed, I waited. People milled past, skirting me as though I were bad luck.

He looked around. People were milling .

Chesarynth gripped it convulsively at the strange sight of people milling around.

When I arrived, there were lots of people milling around and shouting.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Harrison joined a crowd of about 5000 milling outside the radio station.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In a conference room, there is a thirty-foot table milled from a single piece of green malachite.

Leeming was standing in the middle of the third car, surrounded by sheep who milled round his feet.

Others were milling around on the grass to no apparent purpose.

The carbon in pulp process uses higher grade ore which is crushed, milled and mixed with chemical solutions in large tanks.

The curds of two days' cheesemaking are mixed together before being milled and pressed.

The guests milled round in confusion.

Then, I switched to old, soft aluminum, milled from a single block.

They milled together and dismounted, the two Myrcans immediately running to the rear to intercept the pursuit.

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