Windmills


Windmills
   Windmills and watermills have been a characteristic feature of the Dutch landscape for centuries. They were used from the Middle Ages for the regulation of the water level and for power gen eration for such industries as flour mills and sawmills. Steam and electricity have since substituted for the mechanical functions of windmills as sources of power. In the last decades, however, a lot of modern windmills (or wind turbines) have been built to generate electricity. Many of the old windmills are still preserved as museums or have become private dwellings.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • windmills — wind·mill || wɪnmɪl n. device which harnesses the power of the wind by means of large blades which rotate around a shaft from the force of the wind (especially used to pump water, power a millhouse, or generate electricity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Windmills Break — (Яллингап,Австралия) Категория отеля: 5 звездочный отель Адрес: 2024 Caves Road, 6282 Яллингап …   Каталог отелей

  • Windmills Hotel Apartments — (Протарас,Кипр) Категория отеля: Адрес: Pernera Avenue 75, 5310 Протарас …   Каталог отелей

  • Windmills Cottage Heart of Holland — (Nieuwkoop,Нидерланды) Категория отеля: Адрес: Zuideinde 1, 2421 …   Каталог отелей

  • Windmills of the Gods — is a 1987 novel by American thriller writer Sidney Sheldon. Plot summaryMary Ashley, a professor at the Kansas State University is offered an ambassadorship by Paul Ellison, the US president. She rejects the offer because her husband, Dr. Edward… …   Wikipedia

  • Windmills (Faith Assembly album) — Infobox Album | Name = Windmills Type = remix Longtype = (with studio tracks) Artist = Faith Assembly Released = March 2003 Recorded = 2001 2003 Genre = Synthpop/ New Wave Label = The Diary of Winter Publishing Producer = Mark StacyWindmills is a …   Wikipedia

  • Windmills (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Windmills Type = Album Artist = Rick Roberts Released = September 1972 Recorded = 1972 Genre = Country rock Length = 38:02 Label = A M Producer = David Anderle Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • Windmills of Your Mind — Саундтрек к фильму «Дело Томаса Крауна» «The Windmills of Your Mind» (русск. Ветрянные мельницы твоего сознания) песня, написанная Аланом и Мэрилин Бергман в сотрудничестве с Мишелем Леграном и исполненная Ноэлем Харрисом в фильме «Дело Томаса… …   Википедия

  • Windmills in the Channel Islands — The Channel Islands have had a number of windmills over the centuries. They were mostly corn mills, and about half of those built survive in one form or another.GuernseyMoulin Huet Moulin Huet , Guernsey is a tower mill. It was derelict and… …   Wikipedia

  • Windmills in the Isle of Man — The Isle of Man has had a number of windmills over the centuries. They were mostly threshing mills, with a few corn mills.Ballawhane, AndreasNX 398 012 Coord|54.381| 4.468|display=inline|format=dmsThis small mill at Andreas was a threshing mill… …   Wikipedia