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The term mill (Latin mola, German Mühle, French moulin) generally denotes any facility for the mechanical crushing or processing of raw materials, for example, grain mills or grist mills, oil presses, paper mills, powder mills (Gunpowder), saw mills, tanbark mills (Leather production), stamping mills, silk mills, and fulling mills, as well as crushing mills (Mineral dressing). In the narrower sense, a mill was generally understood to be a grain mill (see Machine, with fig. 1)…

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Bleidick, Dietmar, “Mill”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024319>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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