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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped rocks that are rotated against one another to grind the grain; Any load that is difficult to carry; (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps.

Usage examples (31)
  • A millstone was a heavy grinding stone so large that it had to be turned by a donkey.
  • Piran is said to have journeyed across the seas on a millstone, which is a mythical way of saying that he brought his altar-stone with him.
  • "What kind of millstone can it make, if it's as weak as that?"
  • His being the first Roman Catholic presidential candidate had become a "millstone" around his campaign's neck. for more
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