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Take a millstone and grind meal: uncover thy shame, strip thy shoulder, make bare thy legs, pass over the rivers.
In other respects—never having been appealed to by love—it was as hard as a small millstone.
He owed them money, which at present he could not pay; his undischarged “debts of honour” hung like a millstone round his neck.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
It was a thin slab, roughly circular in shape; not unlike what one might suppose a millstone to be in the rough.
I soon found he was a regular millstone round my neck—particularly when we were on the “walk-about.”
Would it not be better for him to tie a millstone round his neck and cast himself into the sea?
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
They marry, and in this small world of ours they give a hostage as heavy as a millstone of their chances of happiness.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
"But Moses was the first lawgiver to forbid taking the nether millstone as a pledge," objected Robin.
The boy put down the book and leaped out of the open door, barely touching the old millstone that served for a step.
THE VILLAGE WATCH-TOWER(AKA KATE DOUGLAS RIGGS) KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
The unfortunate man offered no resistance, but the agony depicted on his face might have melted the heart of a millstone.

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