from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mill for rolling metal plates.


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  • Then he went on to the plate-mill, where giant hammers resounded, and steel plates of several inches 'thickness were chopped and sliced like pieces of cheese.

    The Moneychangers

  • It had bought up the whole western side of the town, and cleared away half a hundred ramshackle dwellings; and here were long rows of coke-ovens, and two huge rail-mills, and a plate-mill from which arose sounds like the crashing of the day of doom.

    The Moneychangers

  • When he passed the plate-mill again, he saw that it was busy as ever; and when he went out at the front gate, he saw a man who had been pointed out to him as the foreman of the mill, engaged in picking another labourer from the group which was standing about.

    The Moneychangers

  • But Montague carried with him the sight that he had seen in the plate-mill, the misty blur about the whirling shaft, and the shrouded form upon the stretcher, dripping blood.

    The Moneychangers


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