Miller's thumb. (Zoöl.) (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea as the European species and the American (U. gracilis); — called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]

(Mil"ler*ite) n. A believer in the doctrine of William Miller who taught that the end of the world and the second coming of Christ were at hand.

(Mil"ler*ite), n. [From W. H. Miller, of Cambridge, Eng.] (Min.) A sulphide of nickel, commonly occurring in delicate capillary crystals, also in incrustations of a bronze yellow; — sometimes called hair pyrites.

(Mil*les"i*mal) a. [L. millesimus, fr. mille a thousand.] Thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts; as, millesimal fractions.

(Mil"let) n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica.

Arabian milletis Sorghum Halepense. — Egyptian or East Indian, milletis Penicillaria spicata. — Indian milletis Sorghum vulgare. (See under Indian.) — Italian milletis Setaria Italica, a coarse,

Millennial to Minable

(Mil*len"ni*al) a. Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a thousand years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness.

(Mil*len"ni*al*ist), n. One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period.

(Mil*len"ni*an*ism Mil*len"ni*a*rism) n. Belief in, or expectation of, the millennium; millenarianism.

(Mil"len*nist) n. One who believes in the millennium. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Mil*len"ni*um) n. [LL., fr. L. mille a thousand + annus a year. See Mile, and Annual.] A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.

(Mil"le*ped) n. [L. millepeda; mille a thousand + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. mille-pieds.] (Zoöl.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm. [Written also millipede and milliped.]

(||Mil*le*po"ra) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of Hydrocorallia, which includes the millipores.

(Mil"le*pore) n. [L. mille thousand + porus pore: cf. F. millépore.] (Zoöl.) Any coral of the genus Millepora, having the surface nearly smooth, and perforated with very minute unequal pores, or cells. The animals are hydroids, not Anthozoa. See Hydrocorallia.

(Mil"le*po*rite) n. (Paleon.) A fossil millepore.

(Mill"er) n.

1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.

2. A milling machine.

3. (Zoöl.) (a) 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 moth miller. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]

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