flutter mill

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noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

a flutter wheel, especially a small one designed as a child's plaything.

Nearby words

  1. flutey,
  2. fluting,
  3. flutist,
  4. flutter,
  5. flutter kick,
  6. flutter wheel,
  7. flutter-fibrillation,
  8. flutterboard,
  9. fluttery,
  10. fluty

Origin of flutter mill

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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Examples from the Web for flutter mill

  • Out comes spirtin' de blood, a-flyin' frum de rollin' body like water frum a flutter-mill.

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