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miller British & World English

A person who owns or works in a corn mill

Miller, Arthur British & World English

(1915–2005), American dramatist. He established his reputation with Death of a Salesman (1949). The Crucible (1953) used the Salem witch trials of 1692 as an allegory for McCarthyism in America in the 1950s. Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe between 1955 and 1961

Miller, Glenn British & World English

(1904–44), American jazz trombonist and bandleader; full name Alton Glenn Miller. He led a celebrated swing big band, with whom he recorded his signature tune ‘Moonlight Serenade’. He died when his aircraft disappeared over the English Channel

Miller, Henry British & World English

(1891–1980), American novelist; full name Henry Valentine Miller. His autobiographical novels Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned in the US until the 1960s due to their frank depiction of sex and use of obscenities

Miller, Samuel Freeman British & World English

(1816–90), US Supreme Court associate justice 1862–90. A strong advocate of individual rights, he was appointed to the Court by President Lincoln

Miller in millerite British & World English

A mineral consisting of nickel sulphide and typically occurring as slender needle-shaped bronze crystals

dusty miller British & World English

A plant of the daisy family with whitish or greyish foliage

miller's thumb British & World English

A small European freshwater fish of the sculpin family, having a broad flattened head and most active at night

Alton Glenn Miller in Miller, Glenn British & World English

(1904–44), American jazz trombonist and bandleader; full name Alton Glenn Miller. He led a celebrated swing big band, with whom he recorded his signature tune ‘Moonlight Serenade’. He died when his aircraft disappeared over the English Channel

Ernest Miller Hemingway in Hemingway, Ernest British & World English

(1899–1961), American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist; full name Ernest Miller Hemingway. He achieved success with The Sun Also Rises (1926), which reflected the disillusionment of the post-war ‘lost generation’. Other notable works: A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952, Pulitzer Prize 1953). Nobel Prize for Literature (1954)

Henry Valentine Miller in Miller, Henry British & World English

(1891–1980), American novelist; full name Henry Valentine Miller. His autobiographical novels Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned in the US until the 1960s due to their frank depiction of sex and use of obscenities