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  • n. Alternative spelling of water wheel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
  • n. a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond


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  • The Magenn MARS tethered balloon, which rotates in the breeze similar to an old-fashioned waterwheel, is designed to provide power to small villages in lesser developed countries (think most of Africa).


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  • At the head of the wooded valley the mine bousteads – where miners stored ore that they brought to the surface – have been repointed and work is nearing completion on the waterwheel pit and mountings of the Armstrong hydraulic engine that once hauled miners up the 177-metre shaft, the deepest in the dale.

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  • When it comes to story telling, tension is the water that drives the waterwheel of a book.

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  • As for Milo's waterwheel, that was discovered right at the point when I was writing that chapter - the Museum of London archaeologists were amazed that I had managed to put it in.

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  • Back in the '60s the West German and U.S. governments had invested in civil infrastructure for the hospitals, but both the small hydroelectric power station and waterwheel-based potable water system had fallen into disrepair and were inoperable.

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  • Blue and red and purple lights shone on the waterwheel in front of the Tunnel of Love.


  • There was a rustic old mill behind the waterwheel, and a sign on the tunnel.


  • An inlet was dug out from the river on the western side of the complex—the side which housed the mosque on the riverfront terrace—and here batches of sixty-two oxen went around in endless circles so that a waterwheel with buffalo-hide buckets could scoop water in turn and tilt it into an elevated aqueduct with channels open to the sky.

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