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  • Sometimes he stood at the back of a baker's oven, for he knew all the haunts of heat about the city; sometimes he buried himself in the sids (husks of oats) lying ready to feed the kiln of a meal-mill; sometimes he lay by the furnace of the steam-engine of the water-works.

    Sir Gibbie

  • On the opposite side lower down was a meal-mill, and nearly opposite, a little below, was the head of the mill-lade, whose weir, turning the water into it, clammed back the river, and made it deeper here than in any other part -- some seven feet at least, and that close to the shore.

    Weighed and Wanting

  • A few hundred yards from the opening of this dell of the boulder-clay, in which I have so long detained the reader, there is a wooded inflection of the bank, formed by the old coast line, in which there stood, about two centuries ago, a meal-mill, with the cottage of the miller, and which was once known as the scene of one of those supernaturalities that belong to the times of the witch and the fairy.

    The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland


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  • Excellent! Thanks, hh.

    September 13, 2011

  • Ruzuzu, If you like "the fossiliferous deposits of the Hebrides" you'll surely like The Auriferous Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California. An old, now expensive, memoir published by Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

    September 13, 2011

  • Thanks for this, hh. I like the "fossiliferous deposits of the Hebrides" from the third example.

    September 13, 2011

  • This term has nothing to do with fast food.

    September 13, 2011