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Synonyms for treadwheel

a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps

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Otherwise we are talking about the national equivalent of supplementing the power use for Blackpool illuminations with that generated from a hamster's treadwheel.
60 adults) you can watch a donkey on the treadwheel pull water from the well as they have done since the 17th Century.
At Carisbrooke Castle near Newport, where King Charles I was imprisoned before being taken to London for execution in 1648, everyone enjoys watching the donkeys turning a huge wooden treadwheel which lifts water from the 161ft deep well.
The author repeatedly and appropriately warns against the temptation to look at the penal law administered by the British in India, involving amputation, banishment, branding, flogging, gibbeting, the treadwheel, etc.