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  • n  a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel

  • The south Delta became seventy-five hundred square miles of millrace in which one hundred and twenty thousand human beings and one hundred thousand animals squirmed and bobbed.
  • And every day Russians and Germans, like swimmers fighting in a millrace, were swept closer to the battle that may decide the fate of Europe.
  • In a flash the Oregonians hauled him and his three companions out of the car and tossed them into the chilly millrace running by the campus.

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