dusty miller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dusty miller an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
    • n dusty miller herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    • n dusty miller a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
    • n dusty miller stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
    • n dusty miller shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dusty miller (Bot) a plant (Cineraria maritima); -- so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves.
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Usage

In literature:

Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
Through the windows Chad could see negroes, dusty as millers, bustling about, singing as they worked.
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" by John Fox
He felt sure that the old overshot-wheel was turning; that he was back again, a dusty, merry miller in the old mountain mill.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
You tell Dusty Miller what I told you!
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
The old miller was leaning back in a chair against the log side of the mill, with his dusty slouched hat down over his eyes.
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" by John Fox, Jr.
Why you could dance the Dusty Miller upon a flure paved wid drawn razures, you're so soople.
"The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
You are going to be my dusty millers!
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various
Certainly queer doings for the dusty miller!
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
The dusty miller was scratching his head in puzzled wonder at just the minute Dick arrived on the scene.
"Dick the Bank Boy" by Frank V. Webster
Close at their heels followed a man in a dusty coat, the miller of Erbisdorf.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
As well a miller's dusty cap to cover those glorious borrowed curls of thine; we must get thee one shaped in the mode.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
Next Centaurea candidissima (Dusty Miller); the centre being a mound of Scarlet Salvias.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
Georgianna sif' flour 'twell she look white an' dusty as a miller.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
It was warm, and miller Witham, uncomfortable at all times in summer sultriness, was doubly so in the hot, dusty atmosphere of the mill.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
She smiled at the miller, who took off his rusty, dusty cap.
"The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Jr." by David Cory
O the little rusty, dusty, rusty miller!
"The Nursery Rhymes of England" by Various
She calls him 'Dusty Miller,' I know.
"Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm" by Alice B. Emerson
At drawing tithes from dusty millers better is he far Than ruffling at a Cortes; he to match with Carrion!
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
Roger smiled and bowed to the dusty miller, who held out a huge white hand for him to shake.
"The White Crystals" by Howard R. Garis
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In news:

From left, Tracy Miller-Davis, Jerry Miller Jr, Ace Miller, Dianna Miller and Dusty Miller-Graves pose for a family portrait.
Dusty miller and Japanese boxwood, French garden.
Cluster plants such as coleus, dusty miller, and tender herbs on a side table with a few found objects mixed in.
On Friday morning I planted the last stragglers of annuals: three pale pink impatiens, one begonia and two dusty miller.
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In science:

The dusty torus, as an essential ingredient in the unification sc heme of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), plays a key role in obscuring the broad line region (Antonucci & Miller 1985; Antonucci 1993).
Collisions among Clouds inside Dusty Torus in Active Galactic Nuclei: Observational Consequences
Quasars, and radiogalaxies were discovered and later gathered in a unified model which proposed a dusty torus around the nucleus of the source (Antonucci & Miller 1985).
Simple scaling laws for astrophysical jets
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