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mill wheel

n.
A wheel, typically driven by water, that powers a mill.
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mill′ wheel`


n.
a wheel, esp. a waterwheel, for driving a mill.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mill wheel - water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a millmill wheel - water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
paddle - a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
water mill - a mill powered by a water wheel
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
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When the monotonous sound of Weyrother's voice ceased, Kutuzov opened his eye as a miller wakes up when the soporific drone of the mill wheel is interrupted.
It conveyed to my soul the idea of revolution -- perhaps from its association in fancy with the burr of a mill wheel. This only for a brief period; for presently I heard no more.
I know a great many sorts of very engaging tricks, which I will teach your goat; for example, to mimic the Bishop of Paris, that cursed Pharisee whose mill wheels splash passers-by the whole length of the Pont aux Meuniers.
There is a patio area with mill wheel water feature and stunning summerhouse with lighting.
beam attached to a mill wheel: the average mill wheel had a 12-foot radius, which made the circumference 75 feet.
The brilliant set design by Debra Hanson--a single, monolithic structure, resembling part of a mill wheel, or perhaps more frighteningly, the slashing double blade of a mezzaluna--became a character in itself.
Heart auscultation revealing air sucking or mill wheel murmur, a churning and splashing sound, can lead to immediate identification of air embolism.
Liz Dunn, chairperson of Lynemouth Parish Council, said: "Mining was the driving force behind the creation and evolution of our community, and we've long wanted to have something permanent in place to celebrate our mining heritage, so when the opportunity came up to bring the Daw Mill wheel to Northumberland, we did everything we could to make it happen.
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There is also a Pelton wheel for generating electricity adjacent to the mill wheel.