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water mill

a mill with machinery driven by water.
Origin of water mill
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Part of that stream forms a sluice for a water-mill, and at or near this mill The laws of Gortyn.

  • He left after him a water-mill, a young widow, two horses, and one child.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Immediately behind your father's town is a water-mill, and in the water-mill are three wands that have sprouted up.

  • The next day I took a "turn" of corn to the water-mill, far down the stream.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • The water-mill is, however, a simple machine compared with some mills of modern times.

    Knowledge is Power: Charles Knight
  • Look at yon water-mill far in the distance, softly moving its sails.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • Down in a valley, not far off, was a water-mill, where people went to get their corn ground.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
  • The last time I saw them, I was hid behind the water-mill by the potteries.

  • The girellone was a carter, who had been in service at the water-mill for some few months.

  • I have already spoken of the water-mill by the bridge of Azeca.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for water-mill

water mill

a mill operated by a water wheel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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