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millpond

a pool formed by damming a stream to provide water to turn a millwheel
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Amateur historian Stuart Rammage, a retired police officer born and raised in a house between Oakland and Scotland, includes a map in his book, The Militia Stood Alone, that indicates these flanking manoeuvres were quite tight, taking place between Bostwick's positions and the millponds.
The millponds are good places to see cormorants jutting their beaks in the air, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, mallards and even bald eagles, which will eat the ducks as readily as they will fish, Ferland said.
There are whitecapped millponds, stretching and tossing after their icy hibernations; pussy willows sunning themselves like wise kittens; and increasingly frequent flashes of bright birds back home after their vacation down South.