Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of gristmill.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The small community boasted dry goods and grocery stores, gristmills and sawmills, and two taverns.

    'David Ruggles'

  • Cherokee men were given plows, livestock, and gristmills; the women were provided with cloth and spinning tools.

    History of American Women

  • Maria had assumed the responsibility of running and managing gristmills, sawmills, and other activities on the 24-square-mile property.

    History of American Women

  • For example, Maria Van Renssaeler operated a 24-square-mile fiefdom that included gristmills, sawmills, and other income-producing activities.

    History of American Women

  • The settlements depended on roads, ferries, bridges and gristmills for transport, communication, and the basic food supply.

    A History of American Law

  • If the State of Kansas had passed a law providing that all gristmills, even though operated in a way that could not offend on any ground of public policy ... in my judgment the Kansas law would have been clearly unconstitutional and void ....

    The Volokh Conspiracy » WINE WARS–SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL ON WEBB-KENYON:

  • Ironworking furnaces and forges indispensable to the army could be found nearby, along with gristmills, sawmills, and ample wood for shelters and fuel.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Such water power as the Huron could furnish was quickly developed; sawmills, gristmills, and a little later, woolen mills arose at favorable sites, the ruins of which are still to be seen where the relics of the dams now serve as hazards for the venturesome paddler.

    The University of Michigan

  • These gizzards are nature's gristmills, and they grind exceedingly fine.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • Whipple's powder-mills and Howe's flannel-mill were then in operation, and there were several sawmills and gristmills.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1884

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  • A single vowel comprises 100% of this word's vowels; these are but 20% of its letters (80% being consonants). I wonder where this word would rank in normal distributions of all English words so described.

    February 12, 2011