from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine of any kind for grinding, as for sharpening edge-tools, polishing stone or glass, etc. See grinding-bed, grinding-bench.
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Joseph acquired a grinding-machine and bought his release from the obnoxious apprenticeship.
The thought of such an enormous loss was unbearable, and he did not rest until he had invented and put into use an entirely new grinding-machine, which was called the ` ` three-high '' rolls.
The thought of such an enormous loss was unbearable, and he did not rest until he had invented and put into use an entirely new grinding-machine, which was called the "three-high" rolls.
Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer 1905
Being very light he easily ran up the bow, while we, anxious to get out, did not even wait for him to come back, but hurried down the long road toward the peep-holes and the grinding-machine.
Queer Stories for Boys and Girls Edward Eggleston 1869
Among the ancient curios of the Thingvalla Parsonage was an old grinding-machine, such as one reads of in the Bible; at this a girl sat turning its stone wheel with her hand, whilst the corn thus converted into flour fell into a receptacle below.
A Girl's Ride in Iceland George Harley 1862
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