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 Because the milling process used to create white rice removes the outer layers, where much of the arsenic concentrates, white rice has less arsenic than brown and wild rice. CNN, "How to avoid toxic metals in your baby's food (and yours)," 21 Oct. 2019 Geoghegan came home Saturday night to find residents milling in the parking lots, some near panic. Janie Har, USA TODAY, "Wildfire power shutoffs leave the disabled in darkness and danger: 'You couldn’t see in front of you'," 31 Oct. 2019 The company’s Washington Quality Foods division underwent a brief growth spurt in the late 1990s, buying the former Stroh Brewery Co. plant in Halethorpe to expand milling operations and make muffin mixes and pancake batter. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Flour mill in Baltimore County’s Oella, likely Maryland’s last commercial mill, to shut down," 14 Oct. 2019 After trial and error, a computerised milling machine did the job. The Economist, "Setting type How the world’s old printing presses are being brought back to life," 18 Dec. 2019 After guests walked through metallic streamers into the space, a party, with sounds by Bec Adams, raged on the right, while an exceedingly old-school restaurant had guests milling and dining on the left. Vogue, "Ganni Goes West! The Label Celebrated Its Just-Opened L.A. Store With a Dinner," 25 Oct. 2019 But now there are dozens, no hundreds of varieties, and different extractions, and different types of milling. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "A Grain Guru, Tomato Whisperer, and Two Hospitality Mavens Walk Into a Pizzeria...," 17 Oct. 2019 Not once during its hour-long presentation did Google talk about precision milling or diamond chamfering. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google Pixel 4 hands-on: Once again, it's about features, not design," 15 Oct. 2019 The arm carrying the nozzle can also be fitted with processing equipment, such as an automated milling head to grind off any surface imperfections. The Economist, "Giant 3D printers for making boats, bridges, buildings and rockets," 14 Nov. 2019

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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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20 Jan 2020

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“Milling.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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