Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mill supplied with power by means of a water-wheel operated by a fall or current in a tideway or from a tidal basin.
  • n. A water-pumping station operated by a tide-wheel, used to pump water over a dike. See tide-wheel.

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Examples

  • She was moored three quarters of a mile to the eastward of Brooklyn ferry, near a tide-mill on the Long

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • Of the villages in the centre of the peninsula Sidlesham is the most considerable, with its handsome square church tower and its huge red tide-mill, now silent and weather-worn, standing mournfully at the head of the dry harbour of Pagham, whose waters once turned its wheels.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • Nothing has to be done but to keep it supplied with paper and pencil, and turn a handle as if it were a coffee-mill instead of a tide-mill.

    Pioneers of Science

  • There are many drawbacks to a tide-mill of this description.

    Time and Tide A Romance of the Moon

  • There cannot be a doubt that in this epoch of the earth's history, so long as the price of coal is only a few shillings a ton, the tide-mill, even though we seem to get its power without current expense, is vastly more expensive than a steam-engine.

    Time and Tide A Romance of the Moon

  • Even then, however, the financial consideration remains, as to whether the cost of building the dam and maintaining the tide-mill in good order will not on the whole exceed the original price and the charges for the maintenance of a hundred horse power steam-engine.

    Time and Tide A Romance of the Moon

  • The story tells how they purchased a tide-mill, which afterwards, by the ill-will and obstinacy of neighbors, became a source of much trouble to them.

    Freaks of Fortune or, Half Round the World

  • I hope he may succeed; but as they were talking the other evening, I thought of the river, and all the pretty symbols the tide-mill presents, and felt if I could at all adjust the economics to the more simple procedure, I would far rather be the miller, hoping to attract by natural affinity some congenial baker,

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • a tide-mill which he attended was in the immediate vicinity, as a landing-place for which the wharf where we stood had been erected.

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • a tide-mill, which afterwards, by the ill-will and obstinacy of neighbors, became a source of much trouble to them.

    Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy

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