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#*'''1802''', J. Drayton, ''A view of South Carolina, as respects her natural and civil concerns'', 121
 
#*'''1802''', J. Drayton, ''A view of South Carolina, as respects her natural and civil concerns'', 121
 
#*:Rice mills, called '''pecker''', cog, and water '''mills'''... The first... so called, from the pestle's striking... in the manner of a wood pecker.
 
#*:Rice mills, called '''pecker''', cog, and water '''mills'''... The first... so called, from the pestle's striking... in the manner of a wood pecker.
#*'''1949''', S. C. Murray, ''This Our Land: the Story of the Agricultural Society of South Carolina'', 41
 
#*:After being thrashed by flail or whipped off, the rice was milled and dressed wholly by hand or by a crude machine called a ‘'''pecker'''’.
 

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Etymology

From pecker (a mechanical device moving in a pecking fashion) + mill.

English

pecker mill (plural pecker mills)

  1. (US regional, historical) A rice mill.
    • 1802, J. Drayton, A view of South Carolina, as respects her natural and civil concerns, 121
      Rice mills, called pecker, cog, and water mills... The first... so called, from the pestle's striking... in the manner of a wood pecker.