from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rough, unhewn stone. [Prov. Eng.]
  • n. A name given to certain silicious or siliciocalcareous stones, whose dressed surfaces present a bur or keen-cutting texture, which makes them the best kind of millstones.


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  • With the march of improvement, burstone mills went into the discard.

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  • For manufacturing purposes, burstone mills were for many years exclusively employed, especially one first known as the Prentiss & Page, and later as the Page mill.

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