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Edge mill at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln,
mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n,
Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone;
prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth.
malan, G. mahlen, and to E. meal. [root]108. See Meal flour,
and cf. {Moline}.]
1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as
grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough,
or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a
bone mill.

2. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from
vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in
combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a
cider mill; a cane mill.

3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.

4. A common name for various machines which produce a
manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material
by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a
sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.

5. A building or collection of buildings with machinery by
which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a
cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.

6. (Die Sinking) A hardened steel roller having a design in
relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design
in a softer metal, as copper.

7. (Mining)
(a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings,
from which material for filling is obtained.
(b) A passage underground through which ore is shot.

8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under {Milling}.

9. A pugilistic. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.

{Edge mill}, {Flint mill}, etc. See under {Edge}, {Flint},

{Mill bar} (Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly
from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant
iron in the mill.

{Mill cinder}, slag from a puddling furnace.

{Mill head}, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of
a mill.

{Mill pick}, a pick for dressing millstones.

{Mill pond}, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.

{Mill race}, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill
wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.

{Mill tail}, the water which flows from a mill wheel after
turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.

{Mill tooth}, a grinder or molar tooth.

{Mill wheel}, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a

{Roller mill}, a mill in which flour or meal is made by
crushing grain between rollers.

{Stamp mill} (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by

{To go through the mill}, to experience the suffering or
discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of
knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.

Edge \Edge\, n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG. ekka, G.
ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. ? point,
Skr. a?ri edge. ??. Cf. {Egg}, v. t., {Eager}, {Ear} spike of
corn, {Acute}.]
1. The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as,
the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence,
figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds
deeply, etc.

He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. --Rev.
ii. 12.

Slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword.

2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme
verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

Upon the edge of yonder coppice. --Shak.

In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge Of
battle. --Milton.

Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. --Sir
W. Scott.

3. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness;
intenseness of desire.

The full edge of our indignation. --Sir W.

Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can
have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our
fears and by our vices. --Jer. Taylor.

4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the
beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. ``On
the edge of winter.'' --Milton.

{Edge joint} (Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a

{Edge mill}, a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll
around on their edges, on a level circular bed; -- used
for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also {Chilian mill}.

{Edge molding} (Arch.), a molding whose section is made up of
two curves meeting in an angle.

{Edge plane}.
(a) (Carp.) A plane for edging boards.
(b) (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles.

{Edge play}, a kind of swordplay in which backswords or
cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point,
is employed.

{Edge rail}. (Railroad)
(a) A rail set on edge; -- applied to a rail of more depth
than width.
(b) A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch.

{Edge railway}, a railway having the rails set on edge.

{Edge stone}, a curbstone.

{Edge tool}.
(a) Any tool instrument having a sharp edge intended for
(b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging

{To be on edge}, to be eager, impatient, or anxious.

{To set the teeth on edge}, to cause a disagreeable tingling
sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact
with them. --Bacon.