Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
PUSHING MILL, n.comb. A machine for pounding cloth in the process of bleaching, a put-mill (see Putt, v. I.).
Sc. 1774 Caled. Mercury (31 Dec.):
The Waulk-Mills, lately built by the Town of Dumfries, consisting of a Pushing-mill and a Falling-mill.
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