American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who works in, operates, or owns a mill, especially a grain mill.
- n. A milling machine.
- n. Any of various moths whose wings and bodies have a powdery appearance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who grinds grain in a mill; one who keeps or who attends to a mill, especially a grain-mill.
- n. A milling-machine.
- n. A moth whose wings appear as if dusted over with flour or meal, like a miller's clothes; hence, almost any small moth, Such as fly about lights at night. Common millers in the United States are Spilosoma virginica, a moth whose larva is one of the woolly-bear caterpillars, and Hyphantria cunea, the web-worm moth. The little yellowish moths of the genera Crambus and Botis are also commonly called millers. See cuts under
- n. A fish, the eagle-ray, Myliobalis aquila; a mill-skate.
- n. The hen-harrier, Circus cyaneus.
- n. A young flycatcher. C. Swainson, Brit. Birds, 1885, p. 49. [Local, Eng.]
- n. A cicada.
- n. A person who owns or operates a mill, especially a flour mill.
- n. A milling machine.
- n. Any of several moths that have powdery wings.
- n. The common name of a flour-smelling mushroom, Clitopilus prunulus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
- n. A milling machine.
- n. Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also
- n. Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. The eagle ray.
- n. Prov. Eng. The hen harrier.
- n. machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
- n. United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
- n. someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
- n. United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
- n. United States playwright (1915-2005)
- n. any of various moths that have powdery wings
- From mill. (Wiktionary)
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“Now, the tendency of the English miller and the German miller, is to look to the Argentine Republic for the kind of wheat he used to get in Canada.”
“They are an irascible family from the mother down," he observed, "and I'm sorry you've got into trouble with them so soon for the miller is probably the most popular man in the county.”
“The miller is a rather extraordinary character, I believe," she answered, lifting the spoon out of the dish of tomatoes as it was handed to her, and then shaking her head with a sigh and letting it fall.”
“And the miller informed of this, searched for a diamond that the knight's lady had lost, and found it in her body, as the knight knew afterwards: so he called the miller "fisherman", and the miller called him "fastener".”
“One brave man here, a great "friend of freedom," who, they falsely say, loves to be persecuted, and longs for martyrdom, and interprets everything that way, he described as a miller, who seems to court death in the flame.”
“One particularly influential and engaging account is Carlo Ginzburg's "The Cheese and the Worms," which draws on an extraordinary 16th-century deposit of Inquisition papers to reveal the thought world of an eccentric miller from the Italian town of Friuli.”
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