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treadmill

(formerly) an apparatus used to produce rotation, in which the weight of men or animals climbing steps on or around the periphery of a cylinder or wheel caused it to turn
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And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement.
The blood flow through the stented blocked arteries was greatly improved when the researchers tested the patients six weeks later, both groups said that they had less chest pain and they did better than before on tread-mill test.
A nutritionist believes that putting a child on a diet or forcing him or her on to a tread-mill in a gym to lose weight is as bad as child abuse.