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stamp mill

noun, Mining.
1.
a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles.
Also, stamping mill.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for stamping mill

stamp mill

noun
1.
(metallurgy) a machine for crushing ore
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