from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mill in which iron bars or plates are slit into nail-rods, etc.
- n. In gem-cutting, a circular disk of thin sheet-iron revolving on a lathe, which, with its sides and edge charged with diamond-dust and lubricated with oil, is used by lapidaries to slit gems and other hard substances. Also called slitting-disk, slicer.
- n. A gang saw-mill, used for resawing lumber for making blind-slats, fence-pickets, etc. Compare slitting-saw.
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It was Godfrey Box, of Liège, who erected at Dartford, in 1590, the first iron mill for slitting bars; and from the slitting-mill was no doubt derived the notion of the rolling-mill as used by Cort.
Parker's Falls, which, as everybody knows, is as thriving a village as three cotton-factories and a slitting-mill can make it.
Mr. Higginbotham was as well known at Parker's Falls as any citizen of the place, being part-owner of the slitting-mill and a considerable stockholder in the cotton-factories.