- a small mill for grinding roasted coffee beans.
Origin of coffee mill
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for coffee mill
Indeed, who would not be, with a coffee-mill on his conscience?
This any one will readily believe who has ever swallowed a coffee-mill.
Then she brought him the coffee-mill full of coffee, and told him to grind it.A Great Man
They could not pulverize him in the coffee-mill of criticism.In a Little Town
Then the goblin put the tongue upon the coffee-mill, and, mercy!What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
- a machine for grinding roasted coffee beans
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