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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHEAL

Can you really see all these places at once from Wheal Dooem?

They were 60, 63, and 70 inch cylinders at Dolcoath and Wheal Chance.

The Wheal Grenville and Newton mines were stopped for want of coal for some days.

I picked 'en up in the wheal, and reckoned they'd been thrown away.

"Picked 'en up in a wheal, your reverent," answered Brightly.

You mean to say then that you succeed to something in Wheal Carnac.

I was there this morning, and I heard that Wheal Carnac was flooded.

He had worked previously in the neighbouring mine, Wheal Owles, and had gone to Botallack the month before.

At Wheal Vor Mine an unaccountable noise has been generally supposed to be a warning.

Yet at Wheal Owles, in 1892, eighteen men lost their lives through the flooding of the workings.

WORD ORIGIN

"mark made on the skin by a whip," 1808, perhaps an alteration of wale, possibly by confusion with weal "welt," and obsolete wheal "pimple, pustule" (mid-15c.), from Old English verb hwelian "to form pus, bring to a head."

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