millstone

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A large round stone used for grinding grain
{n} a heavy stone to grind corn with
(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"
{i} either of a pair of heavy circular stones between which a grainy substance is ground, grindstone; emotional weight, burden
A millstone is a large, flat, round stone which is one of a pair of stones used to grind grain into flour
any load that is difficult to carry
disapproval If you describe something as a millstone or a millstone around your neck, you mean that it is a very unpleasant problem or responsibility that you cannot escape from. For today's politicians, the treaty is becoming a millstone That contract proved to be a millstone around his neck. Either of two flat, round stones used for grinding grain to make flour. The stationary bottom stone is carved with shallow grooved channels that radiate from the centre. The upper stone rotates horizontally, and has a central hole through which grain is poured. The channels of the bottom stone lead the grain onto the flat grinding section, called the land, and to the edge, where it emerges as flour. The best millstones are made from French buhrstone, quarried near Paris. In the U.S., quartz conglomerate, quartzite, sandstone, or granite is used. Stone-ground flour accounts for only a small proportion of milled flour today
one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain any load that is difficult to carry
One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance
one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain
millstone round his neck
heavy burden, great worry, burdensome responsibility
millstone round one's neck
{i} problem that is preventing someone from making progress, stumbling block
lower millstone
lowest stone in a pair of grindstones
millstones
plural of millstone
nether millstone
lower grindstone in a mill
see into a millstone
have a keen sense of perception
upper millstone
superior grindstone in a mill
millstone
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