or buhr·stone, burr·stone
[ bur-stohn ]
/ ˈbɜrˌstoʊn /
any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones.
a millstone of such material.
- burst with,
- bursting point,
- bursting strength,
- burton upon trent,
- burton, harold hitz
Origin of burstone
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With the march of improvement, burstone mills went into the discard.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Rynd, rind, n. in a burstone mill, the iron which supports the upper stone.
/ (ˈbɜːˌstəʊn) /
a variant spelling of buhrstone
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