from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fast-moving stream of water that drives a mill wheel.
- n. The channel for the water that drives a mill wheel. Also called millrun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of mill race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
- n. a channel from a millpond to a millwheel, to provide the water current that turns the millwheel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The current of water that drives a mill-wheel, or the channel in which it flows from the dam to the mill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel
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The millrace is a choke of earth, a whisper of weeds.
Just above the millrace was a quiet pool under the bank where great, fragrant water-lilies floated upon the surface.
Last week, over a meadow by the millrace, one exited left, pursued by a crow, issuing an agitated stream of peeps.
In the morning he discovered that Mouse had been right—the boat still bobbed like a cork in a millrace, but the air was clear, the sea sparkled, and Edoran was actually hungry!
On the Saturday evening she threw herself from the footbridge into the millrace.
No. You must solve the riddle of the millrace as your conscience will allow you — if you have any conscience still left.
In the nineteenth century, the rivière la chute was made into a millrace.
She stumbled down the calada, holding her skirts above her ankles to prevent them being soaked by the water cascading over the cobbles like a millrace.
That a head in thighs under a bush at the sunface would bait a serpent to a millrace through the heather.
Near the sawmill shore, near what might have been safety, the ice simply ended in a deep flow of river water from the millrace.