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 Inside the hall, people were milling and drinking champagne. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "An Oscars-Night Diary: Love for “Parasite” Brings Hollywood, Momentarily, Together," 10 Feb. 2020 Best Used For: Artisan breads, yeast breads, bagels, pretzels, and pizza dough Self-Rising Flour The secret ingredients of self-rising flour are the baking powder and salt added during the milling process. Carmen Collins, Country Living, "10 Different Flour Types to Use in Your Baking," 4 Feb. 2020 Overall, the metalwork was decent, although there were some rough edges and what appeared to be material between the two barrels that was missed in the milling process. Curtis Niedermier, Outdoor Life, "The Best Over/Under Shotguns for Less than $1,000," 5 Nov. 2012 Due to its proximity to the waterfall, Minneapolis staked its economic future on milling. Rashad Shabazz, The Conversation, "How Minneapolis made Prince," 27 Jan. 2020 Then comes a key technological breakthrough that’s the microscopic equivalent of surface mining a seam of coal in Appalachia: focused ion beam milling combined with scanning electron microscopy, or FIB-SEM to its fans. Sharon Begley, STAT, "A ‘landmark’ achievement: Scientists trace full wiring diagram of the fly brain’s core," 22 Jan. 2020 Still, most new products in the riflescope category have traits that appeal to long-range shooters: first-focal plane reticles, tactical milling turrets, and ample adjustment ranges. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "Nikon Will No Longer Make Riflescopes," 20 Jan. 2020 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

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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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17 Feb 2020

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“Milling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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