American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, white or yellowish cystlike mass just below the surface of the skin, caused by retention of the secretion of a sebaceous gland. Also called whitehead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses of the tribe Agrostideæ and the subtribe Stipeæ, characterized by an ovoid glume, rigid or hardened about the caryopsis, and an awn-less flowering glume. They are annuals or perennials, with flat leaves and a compound panicle of one-flowered spikelets. There are 5 or 6 species, natives of Europe, temperate Asia, and North America. The genus bears the common name of millet-grass. M. effusum, widely spread through the northern hemisphere, is a tall handsome grass which thrives in dense shade. Its herbage is relished by cattle, and its seed by birds.
- n. [lowercase] In pathology, an affection of the sebaceous glands, caused by retention of their secretion in the form of pearly or yellowish-white little globular bodies embedded in the skin and projecting slightly above its surface.
- n. a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
- Middle English, millet, from Latin; see melə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Magni domini habent casalia versus meridiem, de quibus afferunt eis milium et farinam contra hyemem, pauperes procurant sibi pro arietibus et pellibus commutando.”
“Metelli primos suos praetergressum videt, praesidio quasi duum milium peditum montem occupat, qua Metellus descenderat, ne forte cedentibus adversariis receptui ac post munimento foret; dein repente signo dato hostes invadit.”
“Jamque nocturno itinere fessis omnibus Sulla pariter cum ortu solis castra metabatur, quum equites Mauri nuntiant Jugurtham circiter duum milium intervallo ante eos  consedisse.”
“Dein, postquam tempus visum, castris egreditur noctemque totam itinere facto consedit; idem proxima facit, dein tertia multo ante lucis adventum pervenit in locum tumulosum ab Capsa non amplius duum  milium intervallo; ibique quam occultissime potest, cum omnibus copiis opperitur.”
“Quae postquam Metello comperta sunt, quamquam inter Thalam flumenque proximum in spatio milium quinquaginta, loca arida atque vasta esse cognoverat, tamen spe patrandi belli, si ejus oppidi potitus foret, omnes asperitates supervadere ac naturam etiam vincere aggreditur.”
“No. It can scarcely be confounded with milium, as in this latter disease the lesion has no open outlet, no black point, and the contents cannot be squeezed out.”
“(_Synonyms: _ Grutum; Strophulus Albidus.) #What is milium?”
“Κέγχρος, _milium_, millet, is far the best known of the three to Europeans.”
“A lewd audacious action cntcrpriz'di Into the fair, with women mixM, li Arm'd with a huge two-handed milium.”
“Ve - milium adfcendens, patens; Ungue brevi, t-ereti, convexo; Lamina lubrotunda, ob - tiifa, apice ernarginata, dorfo fubcarinula - ta, lateribus modice retrorfum convexis.”
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