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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mechanical
millstonemill‧stone /ˈmɪlstəʊn $ -stoʊn/ noun [countable]  1 TEMone of the two large circular stones that crush grain into flour in a mill2 a millstone round/around somebody’s neck
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millstoneThis particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.Paradoxically, Anthea now threatened to become a millstone to drag him down.He could choreograph for the company that was coming to feel like a millstone, and he could tour.It regulated the output but not the power of a millstone.In the centre was inset yet another millstone seeded with yellow stone-crop.These colonies are millstones around our necks, as a noble lord of my acquaintance once said.Now the speculators have hit hard times and are desperately trying to off-load the cars which have become millstones around their necks.At the mercy of this resentment, this hateful millstone envy of the Calibans of this world.
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