the fixed lower member of a pair of millstones.Compare runner (def. 12).
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of bed stone
First recorded in 1715–25
Words nearby bed stone
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Example sentences from the Web for bed stone
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