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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mill·stone /ˈmɪlˌston/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill·stone n. One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance in a mill1.
    No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge.   --Deut. xxiv. 6.
 Note:The cellular siliceous rock called buhrstone is usually employed for millstones; also, some kinds of lava, as that Niedermendig, or other firm rock with rough texture. The surface of a millstone has usually a series of radial grooves in which the powdered material collects.
 Millstone girt Geol., a hard and coarse, gritty sandstone, dividing the Carboniferous from the Subcarboniferous strata. See Farewell rock, under Farewell, a., and Chart of Geology.
 To see into a millstone or To see through a millstone, to see into or through a difficult matter. (Colloq.)

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was
           an albatross around his neck" [syn: albatross]
      2: any load that is difficult to carry
      3: one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are
         rotated against one another to grind the grain