A part of my duty was to watch the fanning mill (in the high cupola) in order that the sieves should not clog.
The pods are first picked by hand from the vines, and then cleaned in a fanning mill to clear them of dust and chaff.
The rake tears the bushes so, and the berries have to be put through a fanning mill twice to free them from leaves and rubbish.
A fanning mill comes in handy to thrash and free them from rubbish and imperfect seed.
He wanted a hub and a spoke factory, a fanning mill factory, and as for a "paper mill there is no better point in the state."
Sometimes we had a fanning mill, and how it would make my arms ache to turn the crank!
The sound of the flail and the fanning mill is heard in the farmers' barns no more.