Definition of Tread-wheel
1. Noun. A mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tread-wheel
Literary usage of Tread-wheel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1842)
"Tread wheels : Used by the Ancients—Moved by men and various animals—Jacks—Horizontal tread wheel»—Common wheel or capstan. Observations on the introduction ..."
2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1826)
"The prisoners in Winchester house of correction are worked from three to five hours every other day at the tread-wheel, and in the alternate days at the ..."
3. Jamaica: Its Past and Present State by Phillippo, James Mursell (1843)
"... 60000 apprentices received, in the aggregate, one- quarter of a million of lashes, and 50000 other punishments by the tread-wheel, the chain-gang, ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The tread-wheel i» »rl to work in the following manner:—The party of ... prisoners, in which a class or gang is appointed to ««ri on a tread-wheel, ..."
5. English Local Government by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1922)
"The sterner administrators, whilst not resisting this daytime association, found in a continuous application of the tread-wheel throughout the ..day the ..."
6. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Tread-wheeL A wheel turned by men or animals, either by climbing or pushing with the feet. The tread-mill, formerly Fig. 6634. used as a means of punishment ..."
7. The Gentleman's Magazine (1822)
"The building which appears in the Engraving behind the tread-wheel shed, is the Mill-house, containing the necessary machinery for grinding corn and ..."