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  • n. A piece of iron crossing the hole in the upper millstone, by which the stone is supported on the spindle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of iron crossing the hole in the upper millstone by which the stone is supported on the spindle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a burstone mill, the iron which supports the upper stone, and upon which it is nicely balanced or trammed.

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