millstone

Part of speech: noun

One of a pair of stones for grinding.

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Usage examples "millstone":

  1. " Well, as I said before," remarked Mrs. Williams, " I'm not cut out to be a millstone or a stumblin'- block, and neither are you, and now somethin's got to be done." - "Clover and Blue Grass", Eliza Calvert Hall.
  2. After this came a millstone, then an egg, then a duck, then a pin, and at last a needle, who all seated themselves in the carriage, and drove with them. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. I am to be married to a beautiful woman in America, before many months shall elapse- a woman with a name and a fortune which will help me pay those cursed debts that are dragging me down like a millstone. - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.