from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mill for grinding sugar-canes for the manufacture of sugar. See sugar-mill.
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The cane-mill in the eighteenth century consisted merely of three iron-sheathed cylinders, two of them set against the third, turned by wind, water or cattle.
The cane-mill was in the overseer's yard, and back of it the quarter began.
The press was simple in construction, consisting of a large bowl-shaped rock from the center of whose depression rose an upright post of wood; to this post was fastened a long nearly-horizontal beam, not unlike what might be seen in the old-time cider-mill or cane-mill; slipped onto this beam by means of a large hole in its center was a large stone shaped like a grind-stone; this rock, pushed well up to the post, rested in the bowl of the other rock.