grist·​mill | \ ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio) \

Definition of gristmill

: a mill for grinding grain

Examples of gristmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was also a large gristmill at nearby Honey Springs, founded by Aaron Overton, another plantation owner, that had been in operation since 1853. Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News, "More from Reckoning With Joppa," 23 Sep. 2020 The humble farming locale included a few amenities such as boardinghouse that opened in 1845 and a gristmill on the Five Mile Creek. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Oak Cliff, Texas: Luxury homes and an amusement park, Dallas’ reminder to not forget the other side of the Trinity," 15 Aug. 2020 This show will take place inside an old gristmill that the couple had purchased a few years back and renovated. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines's New Cookbook Just Dropped and We're Already in the Kitchen," 8 Apr. 2020 Part of the deal also included that Cahoon must establish a functioning sawmill and gristmill on the land. cleveland, "Historic artifacts needed for Cahoon Museum: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 29 Feb. 2020 Top stops include Grass Roots Antiques, at 12 Main St. North, with a consignment annex, and Mill House, a 17th-century former gristmill, now filled with English and French furniture and custom pieces. Pamela Wright,, "When in Connecticut, head for the Hills," 28 Aug. 2019 The Mill’’ — was carved out of a gristmill that operated throughout the 19th century, grinding cornmeal for the state’s famous pancakes. Real Estate, "For $1.4 million, live in a R.I. mill where cornmeal, sermons were the daily grind," 26 July 2019 Rooms in the Lakeside, Hunt Club, and Ednam buildings have private outdoor space, while the Main Inn is housed in an historic gristmill and has the architectural details to match. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.," 24 July 2018 Regulation of gristmill pricing foreshadowed future government regulation of utilities. Rachel Riederer, The New Republic, "Can Rivers Be People Too?," 9 May 2018

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1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Gristmill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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grist·​mill | \ ˈgrist-ˌmil How to pronounce gristmill (audio) \

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: a mill for grinding grain

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