Mill (Period)

Mill (Period)

A mill is a facility for grinding or crushing.  The term usually refers to a grist mill, for grinding grain into flour:  it consists of one or more large circular stones (“millstones”), mounted on an axle, and turned by wind, water, or animals.  The mill is a period charge, found in the canting arms (German Mühle, “mill”) of von Uhrmuhl, 1605 [Siebmacher 98].  In this form, the axle is vertical, with a balancing beam on top.  For related charges, see grindstone.  See also windmill.

Leikr hrafnasveltir bears:  Or, a mill sable.

Eadric the Younger bears:  Per chevron vert and azure, on a chevron argent three mills palewise sable.

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