- a mill for grinding and mixing materials, as clay or the ingredients of cement, to a desired condition.
Origin of pug mill
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for pug mill
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.