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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MILLSTONE

Thus, virtue did not become a burden, nor honor a millstone.

You have a heart harder than the millstone, more set than ice!

It were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck and that he be cast into the deep.

No one ever got anywhere with anything with such a millstone around his neck.

As man and millstone reached the sea the storm instantly ceased.

Can't you see through a millstone when there is a hole in it?

The hand that had pointed to the millstone about his neck had conjured it there.

He had better have a millstone round his neck, and be cast into the deepest sea.

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea.

The water-wheel was turning swiftly and the millstone was whirling like a buzz saw.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English mylenstan, from mill (n.1) + stone (n.). Figurative sense of "a burden" (1720) is from Matt. xviii:6.

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