One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A machine or a factory in which seeds, fruits, or other plant parts are crushed or pressed to extract oil.
- ‘Remnants of the city's forum, basilica, temple, ramparts, oil mills and a huge triumphal arch are well preserved.’
- ‘In this one state alone, the cotton industry, including farms, gins, warehouses, cottonseed oil mills, and textile mills, provides 53,000 jobs and has an overall economic impact of more than $3 billion each year.’
- ‘There he established the Bank of Mound Bayou and a cotton oil mill; and secured philanthropic funds for schools, and a public library.’
- ‘My husband supplies cinnamon leaves to oil mills and earns 50 to 75 rupees a day.’
- ‘In 1879, the municipality resolved that oil mills located in the crowded habitations of the city should be shifted outside the town, as their presence was a source of inconvenience and annoyance to the public.’
- ‘Polish farmers sell their produce and livestock to grain and oil mills, dairies, abattoirs, sugar refineries and starch factories.’
- ‘The company said proceeds gained from the rights issue would be used to acquire set up new palm oil mills, refinance debts and finance working capital.’
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