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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 backyard.
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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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We often talked of you during the winter, Hans,' said the Miller,
Hans,' said the Miller, 'I will give you my wheelbarrow.
cried the Miller, throwing up his elbow as though he feared the blow.
cried the Miller, falling upon his knees, "spoil not all my good meal
In his slow and pondering way, Skiff Miller looked at him, then asked, with a nod of his head toward Madge:
I can do it with whistles", Skiff Miller said proudly.
And yet was he to accuse Miss Daisy Miller of actual or potential inconduite, as they said at Geneva?
And Miss Miller pointed again at the Chateau de Chillon.
Mrs Miller made no answer; and Nancy, to whom her mother had whispered the generosity of Jones, turned pale upon the occasion; though, if either of them was angry with Nightingale, it was surely without reason.
The meal over, prayers were read by Miss Miller, and the classes filed off, two and two, upstairs.
I was too tired even to dream; I only once awoke to hear the wind rave in furious gusts, and the rain fall in torrents, and to be sensible that Miss Miller had taken her place by my side.
Long they fought equally, until the Miller began to lose temper at finding himself so stoutly opposed, and at hearing the laughter of his companions, who, as usual in such cases, enjoyed his vexation.
The Miller pressed furiously forward, dealing blows with either end of his weapon alternately, and striving to come to half-staff distance, while Gurth defended himself against the attack, keeping his hands about a yard asunder, and covering himself by shifting his weapon with great celerity, so as to protect his head and body.
So the boy throve and grew big, and in the meantime all prospered with the miller, and in a few years he was richer than he had ever been before.
Miller being a man of education and of cultivated habits, and little fitted for the rude life of a hunter.