Usage examples for windmill

  1. At the Silver Windmill, they had been waiting for the wedding party for a good twenty minutes. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  2. " I'll go and find out;" and she set off along the road past the windmill. – A Maid of the Silver Sea by John Oxenham
  3. A windmill, he explained, is the surest method of obtaining a little power. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  4. But, there remained a broken country, bold and open, a little village at the bottom of the hill, a broad sweep and rise beyond it, a church- tower, a windmill, a forest for the chase, and a crag with a fortress on it used as a prison. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  5. Mr Linacre set up a windmill on a little eminence which rose out of the Level, just high enough to catch the wind; and there he ground the gypsum which he dug from the neighbouring patch or quarry. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  6. " To fix the windmill, of course," I told him. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  7. The next morning the enemy opened a heavy and rather destructive fire of artillery upon our outposts, by which we lost an officer of artillery and several men; their fire was chiefly directed against what was called the windmill battery, which was our farthest advance at this time. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  8. But when he was a boy on the farm at Lamesa, I remember he made a windmill. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  9. You will like the picture I send of the cottage which has been built on to a windmill. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  10. Are we to sit here on the windmill steps, and let ourselves be run to earth when we've only done half the round? – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  11. With arms extended, like the sails of a windmill, I hurl myself into the embrace of Sir Roger Tempest. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  12. Finally he put his feet in the lap of Pumperwasser, our tank and windmill man, and Pumperwasser hit him." – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  13. So as soon as I could get away from the shack I went out to the windmill tower again. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  14. I bring this personal matter to your attention so that you may see how this general windmill- tilting is going to affect your friends. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  15. They were like the wings of a windmill. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. Then it was the windmill? – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  17. Under arguments from sign should be included also those cases when we pass directly from one effect to another that arises from the same cause; as, " I hear the windmill turning, it will be a good day to sail;" or, " These beans are thrifty, therefore if I plant potatoes here I shall get a good crop." – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  18. He is like a windmill, all limbs." – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  19. He loved the windmill and the windmiller's trade. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing