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or buhr·stone, burr·stone

  1. any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones.
  2. a millstone of such material.
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Origin of burstone

Also called buhr, burr.
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Historical Examples of burstone

  • With the march of improvement, burstone mills went into the discard.

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    William H. Ukers

  • Rynd, rind, n. in a burstone mill, the iron which supports the upper stone.

British Dictionary definitions for burstone


  1. a variant spelling of buhrstone
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