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millpond

[mil-pond] /ˈmɪlˌpɒnd/
noun
1.
a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel.
Origin of millpond
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; mill1 + pond
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  • It was beautiful weather, and the sea as smooth as a millpond.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • Now he reaches the bridge that crosses the millpond, pauses for breath, then proceeds on.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • At the upper end of the coombe the spring issued, and at the lower was the millpond.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • Two of them, then three, four, as they came out on the bank of a millpond.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • The lake was calm as a millpond and there was no reason for strenuous rowing.

    The Firebug Roy J. Snell
  • The waters through which we were passing were smooth as any millpond.

    A New Sensation Albert Ross
  • And yet hes seasick when the water is as calm as a millpond.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
  • Beside it, reflecting the golden glory of autumn trees, was the millpond.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • And is the strait longas long as to the end of the millpond?

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Just over that crest of foam there lay a narrow bay, still as a millpond.

    White Fire Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for millpond

millpond

/ˈmɪlˌpɒnd/
noun
1.
a pool formed by damming a stream to provide water to turn a millwheel
2.
any expanse of calm water: the sea was a millpond
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