from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mill or factory where flax is spun; a mill for the manufacture of linen goods.


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  • There is agriculture, in the growth of the fibre that produces the material of which the printing paper is made; then the flax-mill is brought into play to produce the yarn to be woven; then weaving to produce the cloth; after this, dyeing.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects

  • It has water-power and wood and the best flax in the province -- they want to start a flax-mill on it -- I've had letters from big men in Montreal.

    The Money Master, Volume 4.

  • "We had now crossed that part of the sloping upland which led us out upon a bridle road, that passed close by M'Loughlin's house and manufactory, and which, slanted across a ford in the river, a little above their flax-mill.

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two


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