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flutter mill

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noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a flutter wheel, especially a small one designed as a child's plaything.

Origin of flutter mill

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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  • Out comes spirtin' de blood, a-flyin' frum de rollin' body like water frum a flutter-mill.

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    Morrison Heady