Translation of windmill in Spanish:
- 1.1 (mill) molino (masculine) de viento to tilt at windmills luchar contra molinos de vientoExample sentences1.2 (toy) (British English/inglés británico) molinete (masculine), molinillo (masculine), remolino (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) , rehilete (masculine) (Mexico/México) (Peru/Perú) , ringlete (masculine) (Colombia)
- In the past windmills were used to grind corn into flour.
- Clocks told the time, windmills ground corn, cranes lifted things and so on.
- From the seventh century on, peasants designed and built adobe horizontal-vaned windmills to harness the wind power and grind wheat into flour.
- Children's plastic windmills, stuck in the ground around the same area, are also said to do the trick.
- The Geordie Ambassador turned up on his Marshall plan tractor and lifted potatoes with a whirling device not wholly unlike the windmills on a stick popular with infants and tourists.
- He tempted the children with goldfish, balloons, windmills, cheap toys and a few coppers to bring him rags, but some of the rags they brought him were still being used.
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