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- adj. Ground by a mill.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having been subjected to some process of milling.
- adj. Having multiple fine grooves on the rim, in the direction from obverse to reverse; -- of coins. Coins of silver and gold were milled to make it impossible for uncrupulous persons to shave small pieces from the edge without detection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made or prepared in or by a grinding-mill.
- Having undergone the operations of a mill or coining-press: as, milled money. See milled money, below.
- Serrated or transversely grooved.
- Having been formed or treated by machinery; specifically, in printing, made smooth by calendering rollers in a paper-mill.
- Worked in a mill or by machinery: said especially of boards and planks which are cut and then planed by the power-mill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
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Red Fife: A whole-grain flour milled from the organically grown heritage wheat that is the genetic parent to wheat grown in North America.
According to the Forest Products Laboratory, a whole, unmilled tree can support 50 percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree.
The curved fins are glue-laminated pine, plantation poplar has been used for the slats and redwood milled from the site used in the walkway balustrading.
Both are milled from a special hard, glutinous wheat, seemingly the same kind-possibly different parts of that wheat.
The value of the several articles was estimated in specie; and assurances were given that accounts between the states should be regularly kept, and finally settled in Spanish milled dollars.
In June, 1750, the treasurer had been authorized to borrow five thousand pounds in Spanish milled dollars, on his notes payable with six per cent. interest in June, 1752.358 Hutchinson says, "Few people were at first inclined to lend to the province though they were assured of payment in a short time with interest.
The use of the word "milled" brings the whole muted passage into crisp focus.
We can show you what -- he just kind of milled around for a moment and then walked out.
The main part of the action over, the cattle were now being "milled" by the cowboys.
Why are modern coins always made perfectly round and with "milled" edges?
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