Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stamp-mill, 1.
“By the time you've sunk a shaft and put up a stamping-mill, you've mortgaged your quartz for more than it is worth, perhaps.”
“First, upon the river, at the mouth of the adit, was a stamping-mill, where gangs of stamps were playing in troughs, and reducing the hard ore to a coarse powder.”
“At a mine in the vicinity the ancient stone mansion serving as residence of the superintendent was torn down and sent through the stamping-mill, and a new one of less valuable rock erected.”
“It sounded like a stamping-mill; some were beating their slates upon the tables, and others thumping with their elbows.”
“North Carolina established a mill near Raleigh; and a stamping-mill was put up near New Orleans, and powder made there before the fall of the city.”
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