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

Definition of milling

: a corrugated edge on a coin

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Minneapolis’ Mill City Museum is housed in the former Gold Medal Flour complex, a onetime milling and storage facility for the flour company. Lynn Freehill-maye, WSJ, "Grain Silos: From Empty Relics to Cultural Landmarks and Luxury Hotels," 29 Aug. 2018 Greenberg also attempted to create a firearm via CNC milling. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask," 5 Aug. 2018 Owners of a uranium deposit in south-central Virginia claim the state mining ban is pre-empted by the federal Atomic Energy Act’s regulation of radiation safety for milling and tailings. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Judges vs. Telepathists," 6 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of milling

circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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