mill·​ing | \ ˈmi-liŋ How to pronounce milling (audio) \

Definition of milling

: a corrugated edge on a coin

Examples of milling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The olives are grown using organic methods, picked in early November, and then swiftly taken for milling and filtration. Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, "10 Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season," 25 Nov. 2020 The restored Shriver Grist Mill is a major attraction at the site and provides a unique working example of a mill, furthering the community’s understanding of flour milling in the early industrial growth of the region. Megan Woodward,, "‘I have absolutely loved it there’: Union Mills Homestead executive director Jane Sewell retires after 20 years," 4 Dec. 2020 The room is filled with a milling crowd of Japanese tourists wearing identical red parkas and black polar boots the size of toasters. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's Magazine, "[Letter from the Northwest Territories]," 24 Nov. 2020 The celebration includes a presentation about pickling and drying regional foods, a bread recipe demonstration, and plenty of other autumnal activities such as cider pressing and corn milling. Los Angeles Times, "Traveling to this remote location may cost you $58 million," 19 Nov. 2020 Among the milling crowd of newbies and mentors, Wakefield stands out, and not just because of his basketball-player height and bushy red beard. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "Meet the New Faces of Deer Hunting," 16 Nov. 2020 According to the Telegraph’s Mike Wright, Abram volunteered to run the Constable family’s milling and shipping businesses so that his brother could pursue a career in the arts. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Early John Constable Sketches Spent 200 Years Forgotten in a Family Scrapbook," 25 Nov. 2020 Hoover, in turn, named Minneapolis milling mogul James Ford Bell to head the Food Administration's influential Milling Division in 1917. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "Thank-you letters from 1915 point back to unlikely hero," 10 Oct. 2020 Crews will begin doing some corrective milling first, then begin paving. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Center Ridge Road traffic moving slowly again as corrections are made," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of milling

circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of milling was circa 1641

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8 Jan 2021

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“Milling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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