from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pond formed by a milldam.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pond or reservoir produced by damming a river or stream in order to provide a steady source of water for a millrace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
- n. a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pond or reservoir of water for use in driving a mill-wheel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel
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Young Benjamin Franklin tried hard to explain that a wharf on the edge of the millpond was a public necessity.
Bennett, thirty miles in length, was like a millpond; but, half way across, a gale from the south smote them and turned the water white.
I agree with you, though a lagoon is no millpond for riding it out.
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The surface of the water is flat as a millpond, a sea of tranquillity broken only by the art deco spire of the Chrysler Building which, like the crown of a colossal King Canute, bears silent witness to the deluge that has turned Manhattan into a man-made reef and New York into a new Atlantis.
His eyes, however, remained like two blue chips of ice from the millpond beyond.
Soft, quivering, its surface as still as a village millpond, this is yogurt as it was meant to be, without sugar, fruit or flavouring.
“Forgive me, brother, but here we look at the game reserves of Kenya the way a sailor who plies the great ocean might regard a little millpond.”
Facebook groups have been set up devoted to his chisel-jawed cuteness and millpond-at-midnight eyes.
The scoop hit the stream now churning down the sluice, the object came loose, and Jamie's father's erstwhile drawers floated majestically out onto the waters of the millpond.