Millstone

Definition of Millstone

Mill´stone`
n.1.One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance in a mill{1}.
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge.
- Deut. xxiv. 6.
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
to see into or through a difficult matter.

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