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coffee mill

a small mill for grinding roasted coffee beans.
Origin of coffee mill
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Lucky was the family that owned a coffee mill in the winter of 1797.

  • I have been appealed to to adjust a coffee mill which did not work right.

    Silver Chimes in Syria W. S. Nelson
  • Look at the telegraph key—does it not look like the handle of a coffee mill?

    Plays--First Series August Strindberg
  • Then the cook would begin his coffee mill overture and I would arise.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • In a coffee mill, the berries or grains drop into a vacancy, left between the revolving cone and the walls of the mill.

  • Uncle Sam generally furnished Si with plenty of coffee—roasted and unground—but did not supply him with a coffee mill.

  • "I hope she is old enough and tough enough to choke ye to death," said the women, giving the coffee mill a furious rap.

    Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick
  • Then the goblin placed the tongue on the coffee mill, and how it did go, to be sure!

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The snarling rattle of the coffee mill sounded out into the hall.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • The grub gave out, and even my mother had to eat bread from corn that was ground in the coffee mill.

    Aliens William McFee
British Dictionary definitions for coffee mill

coffee mill

a machine for grinding roasted coffee beans
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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