A windmill is a machine that converts the energy o wind intae rotational energy bi means o vanes cried sails. 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. An important non-millin uise is tae pump watter, either for land drainage or tae extract grundwatter.
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