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pug mill

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noun
  1. a mill for grinding and mixing materials, as clay or the ingredients of cement, to a desired condition.
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Origin of pug mill

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • It is then strained and finally passed through a pug-mill, and is ready for use.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • It then passes into a pug-mill into which superheated steam is admitted, and by this means is converted into a plastic paste.

  • These two processes are now generally performed by one machine, consisting of pug-mill and brick press combined.

  • In some cases it has been found necessary to mix the ingredients in a pug-mill, as in mixing clay, &c. for bricks.