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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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obsolete A burglar. I know that man—he's a ken-miller who's stolen from many houses in the area!

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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The song is based on a poem written by her father, Miller Williams: "Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it.
(Miller Williams prize finalist, University of Arkansas, 2011), Frescoes
Her first collection, Train to Agra, won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, and her second collection, Afternoon Masala, was the co-winner of the the 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize.
Along with his brother Charlie and cousin David, he was part of the "second-generation" of Williams' family members who bought the company from founders Dave and Miller Williams in 1949.
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. Louisiana State UP, 2006.
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.
Williams comes by her literary bent organically; her father is the Southern poet Miller Williams, who read at President Clinton's 1996 inauguration.
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.