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 for Fanning mill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes.
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     2. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow
        the air on the face of with a fan.
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     3. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
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              Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves.
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     4. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a
        current of air; as, to fan wheat. --Jer. li. 2.
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     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.
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     Fanning machine, or Fanning mill, a machine for
        separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a
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