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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A waterwheel with a volute-shaped casing about it to guide the water to its vanes and buckets.
  • n. A volute-shaped shell, that in revolving presents its open mouth to the air, which is thus gathered into the tube and discharged through the hollow axis. It is a common and effective form of blower.

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