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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of water-wheel which has a vertical axis and radial spiral floats placed between two cases attached to the axis. The water is precipitated between the cases from a chute, and is discharged at the bottom of the wheel.
  • n. In tanning, a hollow revolving drum in which skins or leather are washed by being tumbled in water. Similar wheels are used in other industries.

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