or buhr·stone, burr·stone
- any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones.
- a millstone of such material.
Origin of burstone
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With the march of improvement, burstone mills went into the discard.All About Coffee
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Rynd, rind, n. in a burstone mill, the iron which supports the upper stone.
- a variant spelling of buhrstone
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