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stamp mill

or stamping mill

noun, Mining.
a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles.
Origin of stamp mill
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll have to go and see about sending some of this ore to the stamp-mill.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • If you put me in a stamp-mill you couldn't pound out anything else.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • Occasionally the stamp-mill stopped, its thunder ceasing abruptly.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • A huge horseshoe was tacked over the door of the stamp-mill.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • And the interesting question arises as to whether Cornwall did not derive the stamp-mill, buddle, and strake, from the Germans.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The little five stamp-mill crunched away steadily; the water flowed; and in the riffles the heavy gold dust accumulated.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • "Now come on over and I'll show you the Dolphin," and he led the way toward the ruins of the stamp-mill.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • He neglected his own stamp-mill that the work might be carried out to a successful issue.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • The Lost Dog consisted quite simply of a hole in the ground guarded by an excellent five stamp-mill.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • All about were piles of ore and, not far away, were the ruins of a stamp-mill.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for stamp-mill

stamp mill

(metallurgy) a machine for crushing ore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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