Windmill

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A windmill is a machine that converts the energy o wind intae rotational energy bi means o vanes cried sails.[1][2] Oreeginally, windmills wur developed for millin grain for fuid production. In the coorse o history, the windmill machinery wis adaptit tae mony ither industrial uises.[3] An important non-millin uise is tae pump watter, either for land drainage or tae extract grundwatter.

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  1. "Mill definition". Thefreedictionary.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  2. "Windmill definition stating that a windmill is a mill or machine operated by the wind". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. Gregory, R. The Industrial Windmill in Britain. Phillimore, 2005