One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mill in which paper is made.
- ‘I ended up in a paper mill, working the graveyard shift lifting heavy steel shafts.’
- ‘In my hometown, a paper mill polluted the groundwater of the whole city but the head of the guilty factory was still considered a hero by the government because the mill pays tens of millions of dollars in taxes each year.’
- ‘But it's the smell of the paper mill you notice when you get off the plane, and the white billowing smoke of the paper mill that you remember when you leave.’
- ‘Approximately, l55 pulp and paper mills around the country will be affected by the air pollution controls.’
- ‘We don't know what goes on behind the chain-link fence of a refinery or a smelter or a paper mill, or what comes out of the smokestacks, and therefore we suspect the worst.’
paper mill/ˈpāpər ˌmil/
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