from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A utensil in which peppercorns are put and ground by turning a handle.


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  • Pepper and salt were freely used, and the former must have been ground as it was wanted, for a pepper-mill is named as a requisite.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • The school became instantly quiet, until the pepper-mill began to go again and they read aloud each in his book; the trebles struck up in a high key, the deeper voices got sharper and sharper to keep in the ascendant, and now and then one or another gave a great whoop.

    Chapter II

  • We dined pleasantly -- two good courses, that was all; a dinner without pretence, where we served ourselves with the pepper-mill.

    Ten Tales

  • Every American voter or votress is allowed to keep his or her little intellectual wind-mill, coffee-mill, pepper-mill, loom, steam-engine, hand-organ, or whatever moral manufacturing or grinding apparatus he or she likes.

    The Grindwell Governing Machine


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