Examples of millstone in a Sentence
College loans can quickly become a millstone for students.
The scandal has become a political millstone.
The scandal has been a millstone around her neck.
Recent Examples of millstone from the Web
Australia’s offshore migrant facilities have become a political millstone around the prime minister’s neck.
The price: a fifth of whatever the millstones spat out.
The heaviest are stone crosses and millstones, carried in from fields and hung on walls.
The millstones were for grain; the crosses are said to be not gravestones but border markers or reverence stones.
Expenses soared for the casino and Millstone fights in part due to ad campaigns that ran on local television.
The basalt millstones at the Jebrini mill, for example, date back 200 years.
The rise of abundant and relatively cheap natural gas has put plants like Millstone at a severe economic disadvantage; 13 nuclear plants have announced closures, Formica said.
Three nuclear plants operate in New England: Millstone, Pilgrim in Massachusetts and Seabrook in New Hampshire.
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First Known Use of millstone
before 12th century
MILLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of millstone for English Language Learners
: either one of two large, flat, round stones that are used for grinding grain in a mill
: a problem or responsibility that does not go away and that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something
MILLSTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of millstone for Students
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