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coffee mill

  1. a small mill for grinding roasted coffee beans.
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Origin of coffee mill

First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for coffee mill

Historical Examples

  • Indeed, who would not be, with a coffee-mill on his conscience?

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)


  • This any one will readily believe who has ever swallowed a coffee-mill.

  • Then she brought him the coffee-mill full of coffee, and told him to grind it.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • They could not pulverize him in the coffee-mill of criticism.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Then the goblin put the tongue upon the coffee-mill, and, mercy!

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

British Dictionary definitions for coffee mill

coffee mill

  1. a machine for grinding roasted coffee beans
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