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dusty miller

Any of several low-growing plants that have fuzzy stems and leaves. I think I've got a dusty miller growing in my back yard.
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Miller of Dee

A person who lives alone or independently from others, usually for selfish reasons. Originates from the English folk song Miller of Dee. Primarily heard in UK. Dan was quickly labeled the miller of Dee because of his carefree, bachelor lifestyle.
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Catherine MacDonald is the author of Rousing the Machinery (U of Arkansas P, 2012), winner of the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize (University of Arkansas Press).
Four years later, Clinton asked Miller Williams, a fellow Arkansan, to read.
Otis Miller Williams, 27, of Redhouse Crescent, Ely, Cardiff, admitted possessing cocaine and was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.
Upheaval in Charleston Susan Miller Williams and Stephen G.
An earlier volume of her poetry, Lovely Asunder, was the recipient of the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize.
Kennedy in 1961 and Miller Williams for Clinton in 1997.
In 1993 Bill Clinton invited Maya Angelou to read at his inauguration, and then had fellow Arkansan Miller Williams recite after his re-election in 1997.
The "professor" is Miller Williams (Arkansas poet/teacher of mine up in Fayetteville)--I think he read an inaugural poem for Clinton that was printed by U of AR press.
Making a Poem: Some Thoughts about Poetry and the People Who Write It, by Miller Williams.
The Roots music series also features Lucinda Williams and her father, Miller Williams, mixing lyrics and music in ``Poetry Said, Poetry Sung'' (Nov.
Plenty of widely-known figures are here, including John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, Still, Randall Jarrell, Margaret Walker, James Dickey, Donald Justice, Ammons, Miller Williams, Wendell Berry, Chappell, Henry Taylor, and Nikki Giovanni.
Miller has had her champions: Donald Hall, who early on helped her publish Wage War on Silence; the late Denise Levertov, a poet not unfamiliar with political and religious isolation; Miller Williams, who read at President Clinton's second inauguration; Maxine Cassin, publisher of the New Orleans Poetry Journal Press; and perhaps most notably Larry McMurtry.
For now, Miller Williams is playing it cool about building a Latin American fiber-optic telecommunications network.
Por ahora, Miller Williams no se muestra ansioso por instalar una red de telecomunicaciones de fibra optica en America Latina.
I regret that Miller Williams, a poet of real if modest talents, should be the occasion for this little tirade.