millerite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millerite a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Millerite A believer in the doctrine of William Miller d. 1849), who taught that the end of the world and the second coming of Christ were at hand.
    • n Millerite (Min) A sulphide of nickel, commonly occurring in delicate capillary crystals, also in incrustations of a bronze yellow; -- sometimes called hair pyrites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n millerite A disciple of the American William Miller, who from 1833 till his death in 1849 publicly interpreted the Scriptures as fixing the second advent of Christ and the beginning of the millennium in the immediate future (at first about 1843). His followers form a still existing denomination of Adventists.
    • n millerite Native nickel sulphid, a mineral having a bronze color and metallic luster, often occurring in tufts of capillary crystals, and hence called hair-pyrites, capillary pyrites. It is found also in incrustations with fibrous or radiated structure; in the latter form it is a valuable nickel ore.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From W. H. Miller, , of Cambridge, Eng

Usage

In literature:

The Millerites believed that these signs in the sky were omens of the approaching catastrophe.
"A New England Girlhood" by Lucy Larcom
The Millerites were disgusted.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Millerites were disgusted.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 4 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It makes the Quaker quiet and the Millerite crazy.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
Just as she went over a Millerite seized her by the last foot, and almost dragged her boot off.
"What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge
In Clark township the Millerite excitement was at white heat.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
The Millerites had made a mistake in the true meaning of the "days" in Daniel.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Used to be a Millerite preacher, before your day, but he broke down at that.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 9" by Various
They told me it was built on by the Millerite, but I knew better.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
She looks like a 'Millerite' and an authoress.
"Her Season in Bath" by Emma Marshall
Thrice honored, then, be Monks, Mormonites, Millerites and Brownsonites.
"Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries Volumes I. and II., Complete" by William Hogan
It makes the Quaker quiet, and the Millerite crazy.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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