from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In certain card games, a counter representing ten ‘fishes’ or points.


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  • A North American tribute to the 1,000-mile Italian open-road adventure called Mille Miglia will make a pit stop for lunch at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links sometime around 11 a.m.

    The Full Feed from

  • Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), Italian soldier and patriot, hero of the 19th-century movement for political unity in Italy; his army of 1,000 selected volunteers, known as the "Mille", defeated the Neapolitans in the Battle of the Volturno on October 1-2,

    Ernesto Teodoro Moneta - Nobel Lecture

  • Expected Price: $140,000-$335,000 Richard Mille is the only brand donating a used watch, but it's one that has a proven track record as a lucky charm.

    Weird, Wild Watches

  • The company's other recent launches include the Mille Nuits line in seven colors, including amethyst and ruby ($175) and Vega martini glasses in three colors ($160).

    A Toast to Change as Crystal Goes Practical

  • Diane Breidenbach, 56, has spent 10 years and several million dollars developing "Exude" with her husband and business partner, Larry Mille.

    A Stylist's Roll-On Face 'Revolution'

  • Mille as we named her has been the best friend to my son, my wife and I.

    When Good Dogs Die

  • Mille mercis to Oncle Jean-Claude who spotted Baby Hare and took immediate action to rescue it.

    lievre - French Word-A-Day

  • Mille Bornes (pronounced "meel born," French for "milestones") is an auto racing card game.


  • Mille mercis, Kristin (and merci aussi to "Bonjour Paris") for this high quality piece of writing!

    The French word for plastered drunk... - French Word-A-Day

  • First published in 1962, Mille Bornes (pronounced "meel born," French for "milestones") is an auto racing card game whose object, for each team of two players, is to be the first to complete a series of 1,000-mile trips.

    bibi - French Word-A-Day


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