from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wheel used to drive a mill; a water-wheel.


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  • Mimic water was dropping off a mill-wheel under the clock.

    No Thoroughfare

  • 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

    Vailima Letters

  • I squirmed up the lade among the slippery green slime till I reached the mill-wheel.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • 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.

    Memories and Portraits

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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