mill run


Definition of mill run

  1. 1 :  a test of the mineral contents of rock or ore by actual milling

  2. 2 :  millrace

  3. 3 :  the salable lumber output of a sawmill

  4. 4 :  the common run of an article passing through a mill

  5. 5 :  something or someone average, ordinary, or mediocre an unpredictable kind of man, very different from the mill run of us down here — Angus Mowat

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a trip made at another's expense

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