mill about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mill about move about in a confused manner
    • v mill about be about "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square","Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
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Usage

In literature:

This is about the meanest job in the whole mill, but it is the only thing that I can possibly give you.
"Under Fire" by Frank A. Munsey
They stopped and milled about, reason fighting with the urgent desire to run.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The children told the Family Story-Teller they did not believe he could make a story about a grandma going to mill.
"Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880" by Various
But, like her mill work, it appeared to be a necessary business, and, so regarding it, she went about it.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
This type of machine will mill about forty bags of green coffee in an hour.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
We've hunted everywhere about your home and about the mill, and there are no papers that save us.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
These milled about, gesticulating and shouting hysterically.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
On April 27 he reports that he has been 'firing broadsides into John Mill for about three hours.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The river had been like a mill-pond since the thunder-storm, but about midnight a heavy swell rolled in toward the shore.
"Harper's Young People, June 29, 1880" by Various
He had seen the man only once or twice since the mill closed, though he often heard the eldest orphan talk about him.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
I returned to my position as a warpdresser at Lund's mill, being about eighteen years old at the time.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Now people don't generally think there is any thing very picturesque about saw-mills, but I do.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848" by Various
They were milling about, for it was still too soon after the night's chill to sit down or lie on the rubbery red sward.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
As the party stood under the trees by the mill, Mrs. Pitt gathered the young people about her.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
We reached the Green Loaney Scutching Mill at about half-past five o'clock.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The mill was about four miles from Brookside, and the children enjoyed the drive intensely.
"Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm" by Mabel C. Hawley
He heard a distant mutter of voices and occasional laughter, with group-footsteps milling about on the sidewalk.
"Death of a Spaceman" by Walter M. Miller
In about fifteen minutes, we were all milling around in the engine room, while Wilcox checked through equipment.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
About this time or a little later a small grist mill was built at the outlet of Lily Lake.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
He ain't running the mill all the time, and he don't know about things.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
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In poetry:

I saw I'd made a clumsy break;
An' tied to cover it with talk
Of anything, for old Blair's sake.
He don't reply; but when I'd walk
Outside he says, "What's this I hear
About the mill boys actin' queer?"
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis
As I went down by Hastings Mill I saw a ship there lying,
About her tawny yards the little clouds of sunset flying;
And half I took her for the ghost of one I used to know
(Shipmate, my shipmate!) many years ago.
"Hastings Mill" by Cicely Fox Smith
Dark Iacchus pipes the kine shivering from the whin,
Wraps him in a she-goat's fell above the panther skin.
Now we husk the corn for bread, turn the mill for hire,
Hoof by hoof and head by head about the herdsman's fire.
"The Little Fauns To Proserpine" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
As by the pool I wandered that lies so clear and still
With tall old trees about it, hard by the silent mill
Whose ancient oaken timbers no longer creak and groan
With the roar of wheel and water, and grind of stone on stone.
"The Song Of The Mill" by Cicely Fox Smith
First round to me. But she comes back, an' says Ben is a cad
Who's made a laughin'-stock of her, an' treated her reel bad.
I twig she's out for sympathy; so counters that, an' says
That Ben's a broken-hearted man about the mill these days.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis
She starts to talk about the mill, an' then about the strike,
An' then she digs Ben Murray up an' treats him nasty-like;
She treats him crool an' cattish, as them soft, sweet women can.
But I ups an' tells her plainly that I think Ben is a man.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In news:

About a week ago, Mills discovered an approximately 60-pound, white concrete seahorse missing out of his front yard in the 600 block of Critz Street.
Philipp Meyer is the author of American Rust, a novel about life and death in a small town in the Monongahela Valley after a steel mill shuts down.
Investigators said the 24-year-old victim, a Hinds Community College student from Haiti, was found dead on a curb on Mill Street about 4 am Sunday.
Earlier this week on Halloween, first responders in Ohio held an emergency-management drill while 200 volunteers in zombie makeup milled about looking for brains.
Hi, my name is Rebekah Stanley, and I live in Mill Creek, W.Va, There are only about 800 residents in my town.
A run of the mill fender- bender is looking like the best accident that ever happened to one family living about 40 miles from Boston.
"He's a tough cookie, and I think he'll survive," Mills said about Bolt .
Longshoremen milled about in the parking lots and streets refusing to cross the picket line on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Reaser,milled about the rock 'n' roll themed patio as clips from the pic played on an infinite loop poolside and Pinkberry was served.
About 125,000 square feet of the 300,000-square-foot Old Sugar Mill have been renovated for winery and tasting room occupancy.
City looks to downsize massive Page Mill Road proposal Palo Alto City Council concerned about proposed commercial buildings.
A five-acre eyesore in Bradbury Township about 27 miles northwest of Milaca got lots of attention from the Mille Lacs County Board at its July 3 meeting.
Members of the City of Chardon's water and sewer committee sat down last week with about 15 Wilson Mills Road residents to iron out the final details of a plan to assist them with the costs of a sewer project.
The Lexington Fire Department was called to the old feeder mill near 24th and Monroe about 11:45 Wednesday night.
Customers are milling about in the retail section.
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In science:

The results quoted from about MS were patterned on an earlier construction of van Mill , which involved an inverse limit of Hilbert cubes; replacing MS by Q here would yield an infinite dimensional version of this Aronsza jn compactum.
Aronszajn Compacta
In Section 2 we recall some known facts about the unperturbed Yang-Mills functional and introduce the Banach space Y of perturbations needed later to make the transversality theory work. A collection of relevant properties and estimates involving the perturbations is contained in the appendix.
Morse Homology for the Yang-Mills Gradient Flow
At the superficial level, super Yang-Mills theory describes much of the interesting physics of Dbranes, so it is a nice way of learning something about these ob jects without having to know any sophisticated string theory technology.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
At a deeper level, there is a growing body of evidence that super Yang-Mills theory contains far more information about string theory than one might reasonably expect.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
Conversely, one of the other ma jor themes of recent developments in formal high-energy theory has been the idea that string theory can tell us remarkable things about low-energy field theories such as super Yang-Mills theory, particularly in a nonperturbative context.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
In this section we describe in some detail a general feature of D-branes which amounts to the fact that the low-energy Yang-Mills theory describing Dirichlet p-branes also contains information about D-branes of both higher and lower dimensions.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
Super Yang-Mills theory contains information about all the known duality symmetries of type II string theory and M-theory.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
Super Yang-Mills theory even seems to know about supergravity.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
To obtain information about the N = 2 super Yang-Mills theory, we now consider a threebrane separated from the rest of the threebranes.
Higher Derivative Terms from Threebranes in F Theory
If this was the case, such quantities could be simply computed from the classical Yang-Mills theory at finite temperature, without worrying too much about its bad ultraviolet behaviour.
Non-perturbative aspects of hot QCD
We would also like to acknowledge many discussions with Mike Andrews and Allen Mills about quantum computing.
Quantum Computing Using Electrons Floating on Liquid Helium
Our goal is to remind the reader about some of the properties of strongly coupled flavored Yang-Mills theories.
Magnetic Catalysis of Chiral Symmetry Breaking. A Holographic Prospective
From the numerical point of view, the spectrum of closed strings in four spacetime dimensions was studied in ref. [752], using a sophisticated variational technique involving about 700 operators, in SU(3), SU(5) and SU(6) Yang-Mills theories.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
Boundary identifications are the only remnants of the Gribov copies, and carry all the information about the topology of the Yang-Mills configuration space.
Topology of the Yang-Mills Configuration space
This section will try to summarize what is known about solutions of the euclidean classical equations of motion of Yang-Mills fields on the torus.
Yang-Mills Fields on the 4-dimensional torus. Part I: Classical Theory
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