Millstone girt(Geol.), a hard and coarse, gritty sandstone, dividing the Carboniferous from the Subcarboniferous strata. See Farewell rock, under Farewell, a., and Chart of Geology.To seeinto, or through, a millstone, to see into or through a difficult matter. (Colloq.)

(Mill"work`) n.

1. The shafting, gearing, and other driving machinery of mills.

2. The business of setting up or of operating mill machinery.

(Mill"wright`) n. A mechanic whose occupation is to build mills, or to set up their machinery.

(Mil"reis`) n. [Pg. mil reis, i. e., one thousand reis; mil a thousand + reis, pl. of real a rei.] A Portuguese money of account rated in the treasury department of the United States at one dollar and eight cents; also, a Brazilian money of account rated at fifty-four cents and six mills.

(Milt) n. [AS. milte; akin to D. milt, G. milz, OHG. milzi, Icel. milti, Dan. milt, Sw. mjälte, and prob. to E. malt, melt. &radic108. See Malt the grain.] (Anat.) The spleen.

(Milt), n. [Akin to Dan. melk, Sw. mjölke, G. milch, and E. milk. See Milk.] (Zoöl.) (a) The spermatic fluid of fishes. (b) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa.

(Milt), v. t. To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.

(Milt"er) n. [Cf. D. milter, G. milcher, milchner. See 2d Milt.] (Zoöl.) A male fish.

(Mil*to"ni*an) a. Miltonic. Lowell.

(Mil*ton"ic) a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Milton, or his writings; as, Miltonic prose.

(Milt"waste`) [1st milt + waste.] (Bot.) A small European fern (Asplenium Ceterach) formerly used in medicine.

(Mil"vine) a. [L. milvus kite.] (Zoöl.) Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.

(Mil"vine), n. (Zoöl.) A bird related to the kite.

(||Mil"vus) n. [L., a kite.] (Zoöl.) A genus of raptorial birds, including the European kite.

(Mime) n. [L. mimus, Gr. akin to to imitate, to mimic: cf. F. mime. Cf. Mimosa.]

1. A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner.

2. An actor in such representations.

(Mime), v. i. To mimic. [Obs.] — Mim"er n.

(Mim"e*o*graph) n. [Gr. to imitate + -graph.] An autographic stencil copying device invented by Edison.

(Mill"stone`) n. One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance.

No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge.
Deut. xxiv. 6.

The cellular siliceous rock called buhrstone is usually employed for millstones; also, some kinds of lava, as that Niedermendig, or other firm rock with rough texture. The surface of a millstone has usually a series of radial grooves in which the powdered material collects.

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