One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel.
- ‘A council investigation led to the blocked sewerage pipe at the old mill race.’
- ‘Visitors can still see the mill race which is nearly 1 metre deep.’
- ‘The mill race still works, but the stream chatters by as it has always done in its steep rocky little valley under the trees.’
- ‘Surveying was the essential precondition to owning land, building a mill race, or constructing a canal, railroad, or irrigation ditch.’
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