bed stone

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noun

the fixed lower member of a pair of millstones.Compare runner(def 12).

Nearby words

  1. bed moulding,
  2. bed of nails,
  3. bed of roses,
  4. bed place,
  5. bed rest,
  6. bed table,
  7. bed tea,
  8. bed tray,
  9. bed-and-breakfast,
  10. bed-blocking

Origin of bed stone

First recorded in 1715–25

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