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1. The fast-moving stream of water that drives a mill wheel.
2. The channel for the water that drives a mill wheel. Also called millrun.


(ˈmɪlˌreɪs) or


1. (General Engineering) the current of water that turns a millwheel
2. (General Engineering) the channel for this water



1. the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill.
2. the current itself.
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Noun1.millrace - a channel for the water current that turns a millwheelmillrace - a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"


[ˈmɪlreɪs] Ncaz m
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I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul.
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ARTHUR Thomas is a lot happier these days than he was back in 1986, when the Echo pictured him in Millrace Close, Lisvane.
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