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a wheel, especially a waterwheel, for driving a mill.
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How to use mill wheel in a sentence
Across the fields came the sharpening of a scythe, the cry of the grasshoppers, and the sound of a mill-wheel arose near by.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
For suddenly the mill wheel has turned round with a tremendous crash, and the brave young soldier has been hurled down!Legend of Moulin Huet|Lizzie A. Freeth
While she sleeps the soldier takes the skin and nails it fast to the mill-wheel, so that she cannot recover it.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
To the left, a fortified gate gaped on emptiness; to the right, a mill-wheel hung in the stream.Coming Home|Edith Wharton
On and on, till their heads felt light as a child's toy balloon and the blood in their ears pounded like a mill-wheel.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for mill wheel
/ (ˈmɪlˌwiːl) /
a wheel, esp a waterwheel, that drives a mill
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