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milling

the grinding or cracking of grain, and the mixing and compounding of feeds. Could reasonably include pelleting.

milling error
an error in which the miller has usually included a wrong ingredient or the correct ingredient at the wrong concentration. A common cause of poisoning in housed cattle.
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We agreed that it should be carried into execution, and that Provis should never recognize us if we came below Bridge and rowed past Mill Pond Bank.
A crooked tree-branch crossed it, a branch of the apple-tree under which, on summer evenings, he had sometimes found Mattie sitting when he came up from the mill.
I was over in Mill Valley last night," Dave began confusedly.
The very river that moves the machinery in the mills (for they are all worked by water power), seems to acquire a new character from the fresh buildings of bright red brick and painted wood among which it takes its course; and to be as light- headed, thoughtless, and brisk a young river, in its murmurings and tumblings, as one would desire to see.
Except one, which was apart from his necessary progress through the mill.
Business in Church Street, Smith Square, by Mill Bank,' repeated Miss Peecher to herself.
I have been pressing my elbows on the arms of my chair, and dreaming that I was standing on the bridge in front of Dorlcote Mill, as it looked one February afternoon many years ago.
I learnt, from this, that Miss Mills had had her trials in the course of a chequered existence; and that to these, perhaps, I might refer that wise benignity of manner which I had already noticed.
I say so because if last night fortune shut the door of the adventure we were looking for against us, cheating us with the fulling mills, it now opens wide another one for another better and more certain adventure, and if I do not contrive to enter it, it will be my own fault, and I cannot lay it to my ignorance of fulling mills, or the darkness of the night.
Mills was still there, but Arthur did not see him, as he passed like a hunted man across the hall and out along the gravel.
As a matter of fact, on that evening of Carnival, those two, Mills and Blunt, had been actually looking everywhere for our man.
He had directed his course across the Pont aux Meuniers, in order to avoid the rabble on the Pont au Change, and the pennons of Jehan Fourbault; but the wheels of all the bishop's mills had splashed him as he passed, and his doublet was drenched; it seemed to him besides, that the failure of his piece had rendered him still more sensible to cold than usual.