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gristmill

[′grist‚mil]
(food engineering)
A mill that grinds grains.

gristmill

A mill for grinding grain; in earlier times powered by the wind, a stream, river, or by tidal water.
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With the town's only gristmill, Madam Brett attracted customers from both sides of the river who brought their harvests of grain to be ground into flour at the mill.
At least 39 wind-powered gristmills were built on Cape Cod in those early years as well.
Two hundred years ago in Maine, a farmer pulling his wagon up to the local gristmill was a common sight.
Mechanics' Magazine printed several letters about the use of Avery's engine in gristmills and saxmills.
The visibility of "domestic economy" enabled women, in turn, to assume economic roles outside the home, such as managing sawmills, gristmills, slaughterhouses, textile and clothing stores, drug shops (women were generally the acknowledged authorities on traditional medicine), and lens-grinding shops (see Davis 226-27).
For the farm, there were windmills, pumps, tanks, plows, drills, planters, cultivators, discs, clod rollers, gristmills, corn shellers, hand tools and fencing.
Others had worked for their livelihood in 14 mill structures including sawmills, textile mills, gristmills and factories that produced boxes, bricks, cheese, hats, shoes and carriages.
He describes, for example, how draft horses pulled plows, how windmills generated power, the challenges of keeping in touch before the cell phone, and gatherings at barbershops, farm auctions, and gristmills.
The five-story factory, with its intricate system of water-powered gristmills, was one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in Oregon.
Naturally-leavened breads, artisan cheeses, the search for old seed varieties, gristmills, wood-fired ovens .
The first sawmills and gristmills in the Pacific Northwest were erected right here," she said.
were papered with bills that offered, for a fair and reasonable sum, city lots in lovely, tree-shaded towns, country farms watered by sweet flowing streams, gristmills, sawmills, ironworks, every sort of business.