from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mill for grinding grain; a grist-mill.
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Everything was always cooked from scratch (people even bought whole grains and took them down to the local grain-mill to be ground into flour).
By the time she was eleven years old her brothers had been so successful with their hill farms that they followed their father down to the valley of the river, where they bought the sawmill and built new dams and a grain-mill, and Sally and Stephen, who both married, settled in homes near the Barton farm.