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  • Alternatively, my not knowing what a handmill is demonstrates Kant's point over again.

    Notes on 'Seeing Is Reading'

  • The chief articles of furniture are, a handmill, which is used in summer, when there is no water in the Wadys to drive the mills; some copper kettles; and a few mats; in the richer houses some woollen Lebaet are met with, which are coarse woollen stuffs used for carpets, and in winter for horse-cloths: real carpets or mattrasses are seldom seen, unless it be upon the arrival of strangers of consequence.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • [p. 293] of furniture are, a handmill, which is used in summer, when there is no water in the Wadys to drive the mills; some copper kettles; and a few mats; in the richer houses some woollen Lebaet are met with, which are coarse woollen stuffs used for carpets, and in winter for horse - cloths: real carpets or mattrasses are seldom seen, unless it be upon the arrival of strangers of consequence.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • A monarchy, an animate body, and a "handmill" — whatever that is — are unlike; a monarchy is not an entity whose properties are completely definable.

    Seeing Is Reading

  • Puree the soup in a blender, food processor, or handmill.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Then Bahram opened a bag and taking out a handmill and a sufficiency of wheat, ground the grain and kneaded three round cakes of the flour; after which he lighted a fire and baked the bannocks.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The handmill, like any other single term, can be an example whose content is bracketed: there is nothing in this handmill. close window

    Notes on 'Seeing Is Reading'

  • The diggings yielded only big pieces of salt fallen from the walls, and a broken handmill of basalt.

    The Land of Midian

  • As a turkey buzzard (vulture) is the fittest emblem for murderous Dahome, so I should propose for Midian, now spoiled and wasted by the Wild Man, a broken handmill of basalt upon a pile of spalled Negro quartz.

    The Land of Midian

  • Here they are of three kinds: coarse and rough basaltic lava for the first and rudest work; red granite and syenitic granite for the next stage; and, lastly, an admirable handmill of the compactest grey granite, smooth as glass and hard as iron.

    The Land of Midian

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