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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Pouder-, Pulder-mylne, Powder-myll, n. Also: powdir-. [e.m.E. powder-mylle (1650).] a. A roller-mill for grinding the ingredients of gunpowder. b. ? The building or place where this process was carried out. c. ? A mill for pulverising stone. — 1511 Treas. Acc. IV 311.
To the Ducheman at brocht the powdir myll to the king
Ib. 313. 1512 Ib. 292.
For the fraucht of the powdir myll at he deliverit to Frederic Sandersone
1513 Ib. 509, etc.
To xiij werkmen wirkand … in the powder myll
1574 Ib. XIII 32.
For ane pulder mylne coft in Abirdene and brocht to the castell of Edinburgh
1697 Edinb. Test. LXXX 223 b.
Ane stone pouder mylne worth iij lib.

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