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The lower fixed MILLSTONE in a horizontal pair. Also known as a ligger, nether stone, lower millstone, under stone or lyer(to"lig" = to"lie" in Cumbrian dialect).

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Alternative terms

Term Language Region
(meule) gisante, dormante, meule f inférieure, gîte m French
Boden-, Lager-, Unter¦stein m German
Dead Stone English
Ligger English Cumbria
ligger, liggende steen Dutch
Lower millstone English
Lyer English
Lying Stone English Scotland
Nether stone English
Under stone English

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