Usage examples for windmill

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. A windmill, he explained, is the surest method of obtaining a little power. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  6. They were like the wings of a windmill. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. At the Silver Windmill, they had been waiting for the wedding party for a good twenty minutes. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  10. " To fix the windmill, of course," I told him. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. " 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Then it was the windmill? – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  17. He loved the windmill and the windmiller's trade. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  18. He is like a windmill, all limbs." – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  19. 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