1- 8 1s set advancing and turn individually, slip step down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place
9-16 1M dances RH across with 3s and 1L with 2s, 1s dance round 2nd corners LSh to end in prom hold facing 3L
17-24 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 across with 3s, separate and dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides to end in prom hold with partner facing 3L (in 1M place)
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across with 3s (in 1st place), separate and dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides to end in 2nd place own side. 213
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-4 1s set advancing and turn right about on the spot;
5-6 1s (taking both hands) slip down below 3s;
7-8 1s cast up on own sides to 2nd place;
9-12 2s1L 1M3s right hands across;
13-14 1s cross (no hands) passing by the left;
15-16 1L cast down round 3M WHILE 1M cast up round 2L, finishing in promenade hold facing out on Ls' side;
17-20 1s promenade half reel of 3 across with 3s, giving right shoulder to 3L to start and finishing by releasing hands;
21-24 1M with 2M3L half reel of 3 WHILE 1L with 2L3M half reel of 3 (on own sides), finishing in promenade hold facing out on Mn's side;
25-28 1s (1L on 1M's left) promenade half reel of 3 across with 3s (in 2nd place), finishing by releasing hands;
29-32 1M with 3M2M, 1L with 3L2L, half reels of 3 (on own sides), finishing 2s1s3s.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
17-32 The half reels must flow without a break for 3s, just as in Tambourine Reel: on reaching a first corners' position, 3M must make a closed loop, 3L an open loop; on reaching a second corners' position, 3M must make an open loop, 3L a closed loop.
The late Ian Wilson, a stalwart of the Newbury and District Caledonian Society knew it more specifically as a child's toy and especially the windmills made from paper and pinned to a stick.