A covering of stout cloth, usually canvas, stuck to the boarded roof of a windmill CAP or the SMOCK of a SMOCK MILL, to seal against the weather. The cloth being stuck on with size paint, and then painted over to complete the finish.
(1) Man employed to separate the flour from the bran before bolters were used. (2) Trader specialising in the sale of FLOUR & MEAL, not grain. (3) Entrepreneur or employee concerned with flour DRESSING and distribution of the product (particularly before 1820 when flour dressing was frequently carried out in premises away from the mill).
A device consisting of a rectangular wooden frame across which is stretched a covering of wire to act as a sieve or STRAINER. The sheet of paper is formed on the surface by dipping the mould in a vat of fibres suspended in water which drains away through the cover when the MOULD is lifted out.