mill·​ing | \ˈmi-liŋ \

Definition of milling 

: a corrugated edge on a coin

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McCarrick said as young Haitian seminarians were shown milling about. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Pope’s alleged cover-up pivots on when, if sanctions imposed," 28 Aug. 2018 In Kabul, the capital, a group of insurgents milling in the streets was heard shouting ‘‘Death to America’’ after the truce extension was rebuffed, according to a video posted on social media by Afghan journalists. Washington Post,, "Taliban reject Afghan government’s proposed cease-fire extension," 17 June 2018 While the I-84/ Park Road project continues, the town has about 8.3 miles of road reconstruction, reclamation and milling projects slated to be completed by summer’s end. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Work Continues On Park Road/ I-84, Local Road Projects Continue Through July," 20 June 2018 Resurfacing on Military Trail Military Trail from the Hillsboro Canal to Palmetto Park Road has nighttime milling and resurfacing work scheduled. Kari Barnett,, "FPL pole replacement among ongoing Boca Raton roadwork," 6 July 2018 Buffalo RiverWorks is a recreational complex occupying several structures of a former grain-milling facility along the Buffalo River, including old grain silos that now have 35-, 40- and 50-foot climbing walls, both inside and outside. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 In their last hours as midshipmen, members of the graduating class gathered on a plaza overlooking the turf field, milling around a bronze statue of the Navy mascot, Bill the Goat. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "‘Full speed ahead’: Trump salutes Naval Academy graduates," 25 May 2018 The business, inMetal, has provided sheet metal fabrication and assembly for 60 years, according to its website, and offers other services such as CNC laser cutting, punching, and milling and robotic welding. Katie Camero,, "Worker dies at metal plant after being freed from industrial machine," 12 July 2018 Crews will begin a milling and repaving project over the next few weeks. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "DOT To Narrow Lanes, Widen Shoulders Along Route 17 In South Glastonbury," 25 June 2018

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circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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