Fanning mill
Fan Fan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fanning}.] [Cf. OF. vanner, L. vannere. See {Fan}, n., {Van} a winnowing machine.] 1. To move as with a fan. [1913 Webster]

The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan. [1913 Webster]

3. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion. [1913 Webster]

Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat. --Jer. li. 2. [1913 Webster]

5. To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan excites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace. [1913 Webster]

{Fanning machine}, or {Fanning mill}, a machine for separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a fanner. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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