The squeaking of the well-sweep in the farm-yard and the barking of dogs interrupted the silence.
There was no need of a pump, and at grandmother's they had a well-sweep and bucket.
I remember the well-sweep was in the usual position, and seemed to me like a warning finger pointing at the bleaching rafters.
The water in the well was usually drawn by means of a well-sweep.
They formed a cluster around the well-sweep; a cluster whose composition was continually changing.
There is no pump, or windlass, nor even a well-sweep; but a rope.
They had to carry with them the big bucket fastened to a long pole, for there was no well-sweep.
Think of watering a whole wheat-field with a well-sweep and a pail!
This pyramidal form is emphasized again by the wainscot of the stairway at the left, and the well-sweep at the right.
The well-sweep has gone but the well is still there: the wells are gone from the city.