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Pug mill


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pug mill a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists essentially of an upright shaft armed with projecting knives, which is caused to revolve in a hollow cylinder, tub, or vat, in which the clay is placed.
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In literature:

This is done in some sort of pug mill.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887" by Various
The machines used in the preparation of such clays are grinding-mills and pug-mills.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various

In news:

There are two kilns, six wheels, one slab roller, one extruder and one pug mill.
A grant helped the group purchase a pug mill, used to recycle any unused clay, making the operation cost-efficient.