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(Miln-,) Mylne, Mill-quheill, n. Also: mylln-, myll- and -quhel, qwel, -quhyll, -whel. [Late ME. myln whele, e.m.E. millwheele, OE. mylnn-hwéol.] a. A (water) wheel used to drive a mill, a mill-wheel. b. A form of rotating grindstone for polishing armour. —a. 1518 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 155.
At thar be undir the myll qwel ane hek
1547 Elgin Rec. I. 90.
Alex. Ros … grantit in judgement that he cuttit thwa startis to ane mylln quhyll
1597–8 Misc. Spald. C. I. 180.
The millquheillis
1609 Hilderstoun Silver Mines I. 243 b.
Aik treis … to be armes to the mylne whelis
1625 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 564.
To mak ane skew abone the mylne quheillis … and to haif ane ingle of collis thairin … for thowing the yse af the mylne quheillis
b. 1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 65.
For mylne quhelis for the diching of the Kingis harnes

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