Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wheel used to drive a mill; a water-wheel.
“Mimic water was dropping off a mill-wheel under the clock.”
“I squirmed up the lade among the slippery green slime till I reached the mill-wheel.”
“An automaton he certainly is; a machine working independently of his control, the heart, like the mill-wheel, keeping all in motion, and the consciousness, like a person shut in the mill garret, enjoying the view out of the window and shaken by the thunder of the stones; an automaton in one corner of which a living spirit is confined: an automaton like man.”
“No mistake; a sound of a mill-wheel thundering, I thought, close by, yet below me, a huge mill-wheel, yet not going steadily, but with a”
“The carpentry of the mill-wheel had proved so very stanch and steadfast that even in that raging deluge the whole had held together.”
“One of them even pointed at my mill-wheel with a witty gibe — at least, perhaps, it was wit to him — about the”
“On this account I shrank behind the shelter of the mill-wheel, and held my head in one trembling hand, and with the other drew my wind-tossed hair into small compass.”
“Missy, you may come with me, if you please, and sketch me at work in the mill-wheel.”
“It had scarcely run six miles from its source before it touched our mill-wheel; but in that space and time it had gathered strong and copious volume.”
“IN THE FARMYARD, IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE, A GREAT ROUND piece of granite was set into the ground: an old mill-wheel, worn and grass-fringed.”
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