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bed stone

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  1. the fixed lower member of a pair of millstones.Compare runner(def 12).
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Origin of bed stone

First recorded in 1715–25
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Historical Examples

  • It was made of two circular stones, the lowest of which was called the bed-stone, the upper one the runner.

    Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone

    Cecil B. Hartley