Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A unit of water-power the value of which varies in different localities. For example, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, it is equivalent to 38 cubic feet of water per second discharging under a head of 20 feet; at Minneapolis, Minnesota, it is equivalent to 30 cubic feet of water per second discharging under a head of 22 feet.
“Treasury -- Mr. Lister's Account of the mill-power in parts of”
“It was found that the combined available mill-power of Deptford, Portsmouth, and”
“As to the mill-power at Limerick, it was so uncertain, so dependant on the weather, and so very much required there by the merchants, that he would make no demand upon it.”
“The mill-power at Deptford was, meantime, increased by an additional engine.”
“The want of conveniently situated mill-power, to grind the Indian and other corn purchased by the Government, caused them for some time great anxiety.”
“Mr. Lister, in the letter just cited, encloses to Sir R. R.uth, in a tabular form, an account of the mill-power in Westport, Newport, and along the coast of Mayo and Connemara.”
“Treasury ordered a return of the mill-power at the chief government victualling establishments on the English coast, as there would be no difficulty in sending meal to Ireland from those places.”
“To enable the people to be, to some extent, independent of mill-power, it occurred to the authorities to revive the use of the old Irish hand-mill, or quern.”
“The Treasury also put themselves in communication with the authorities in Malta, relative to its mill-power, and the facilities that might exist there for purchasing grain in quantity.”
“The Irish mill-power given above was considerable for the extent of the district, but as the machinery was worked exclusively by water, the mills, of course, were idle when the water supply failed.”
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