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[mil-pond] /ˈmɪlˌpɒnd/
a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel.
Origin of millpond
1640-50; mill1 + pond Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The sea was like a millpond all the way, and they were sighted by no one likely to interfere or ask questions.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Two of them, then three, four, as they came out on the bank of a millpond.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • It was beautiful weather, and the sea as smooth as a millpond.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • At the upper end of the coombe the spring issued, and at the lower was the millpond.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • The lake was as smooth as a millpond, and surrounded with long stretches of marshland and heavy thickets of tropical growth.

    The Campaign of the Jungle Edward Stratemeyer
  • It was a warm and beautiful day and the water was as calm as a millpond.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
  • Beside it, reflecting the golden glory of autumn trees, was the millpond.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • The lake was as calm as a millpond; but Lake Huron is notoriously treacherous.

  • Yet the sea looked calm as a millpond—just the morning for a bath.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • His own carbine was gone; he had dropped it at the verge of the millpond when he had taken charge of Croxton.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
British Dictionary definitions for millpond


a pool formed by damming a stream to provide water to turn a millwheel
any expanse of calm water: the sea was a millpond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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