millet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millet small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
    • n Millet French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)
    • n millet any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n millet A cereal grass, Panicum miliaceum, known from antiquity, and still cultivated in the East and in southern and central Europe. It is an annual, from 2 to 4 feet high, with profuse foliage, the flowers abundant, in open nodding panicles. The grain is one of the best for fowls, and affords a nutritious and palatable table-food. As cultivated in the United States, it is mostly used for fodder, and elsewhere it is less sowed than formerly.
    • n millet One of several other grasses: generally with a prefixed descriptive. See below
    • n millet The green foxtail, Chætochloa viridis.
    • n millet Same as Indian millet .
    • n millet A people; a nation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Millet mil′et a grass yielding grain which is used for food.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. millet—L. milium.

Usage

In literature:

The principal crops are millets, pulse and cotton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Lois was fastening the last bunch of millet stalks to a branch hanging just above her head.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
All animals prefer millet, cut in the milk, to hay.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
What did Millet do in the evening?
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora L. Carpenter
Millet, wheat, sweet potatoes, yams and tares are also grown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Round her neck was hung a necklace of seed pearls that might have come out of a mussel as large as a millet seed.
"Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children" by Julian Hawthorne
Ahead of them was a field of grain, probably millet, and beyond it was the western shore of the island.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The artist, Millet, thought that of no importance at all.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora Carpenter
This liquor, which is a species of beer brewed from maize or millet, was brought in huge bowls of baked clay.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
The Lama doctor-in-chief had before him a large copper basin filled with millet, and some little images made of paste.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Millet was not pigeon-livered.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Say to him: 'My daughter sends you this millet.
"The Shoemaker's Apron" by Parker Fillmore
Opium and millet are the principal crops grown upon it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
We saw glorious fields of corn and of alfalfa, and we saw fields dotted with little mounds or cocks of wheat and of millet.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
The principal crops are rice, maize and millet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Virginia, at certain times, distributed among them grains of rice, millet, and maize.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
The principal crops are wheat, millet, other food-grains, pulse, oil-seeds, and a little sugar-cane and cotton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
The principal crops are millet, wheat, pulse, oil-seeds and cotton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Millet at Barbizon, and was also influenced by his friend Jules Bastien-Lepage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Millet once said that the essence of beauty in art consists in the adaptation of truth so as to suit the conditions.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
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In poetry:

O cheerly, cheerly by the road
And merrily down the billet;
And where the acre-field is sowed
With bristle-bearded millet.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Therefore are thy children dwindled,
Therefore is thine altar bare;
Wheat, and rye, and millet spindled,
And the fruits of earth despair.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Alone among the meadows of millet,
Over the stile the stars pursuing,
Some tears in her pail as she stoops to fill it--
And love hath a way of doing.
"At The Stile" by Madison Julius Cawein
They used to pour millet on graves or poppy seeds
To feed the dead who would come disguised as birds.
I put this book here for you, who once lived
So that you should visit us no more.
"Dedication" by Czeslaw Milosz
Over the fields of millet
A young bird tries its wings;
And sweet as a woodland rillet,
Its first wild music rings--
Soul of my soul, where the meadows roll
What is the song it sings?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Within the hut around the little fire,
Sat Tokiyori with the man and wife,
Sharing their scanty millet dish,
And, ever as the embers ’gan expire,
A little tree flung on them gave them life—
Three little trees with large and fair good-wish.
"The Soul of Nippon: A Mediaeval Legend of Japan " by Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke

In news:

There's no typical Lydia Millet book.
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2006) resurrected physicists Oppenheimer, Fermi, and Szilárd of Manhattan Project fame, while Everyone's Pretty (2005) took us into the offices of a pornographer inspired by Larry Flynt, for whom Millet once worked.
Gluten-Free Rice and Millet Flour Crackers.
Colorado ag officials ask brewers to try millet .
Colorado agriculture officials are turning to brewers to see if they can help boost sales of millet .
Colorado produced a little more than 60 percent of all millet in the US last year.
Widespread at Red Rocks, Pushing Millet Beer, and More.
Pearl millet silage produced equal amounts of milk with higher milkfat levels than corn silage in a dairy feeding trial at McGill University in Quebec.
Twenty Holstein cows were used in an experiment aimed at determining the feeding value of pearl millet silage relative to corn silage.
Contributed by Sergi Millet .
If you're tired of the same old breakfast, perk up your taste buds by enjoying millet as a cereal.
Music / Crickets Tears in Their Millet Beer.
Robert Millet 's latest book is 'Coming to Know Christ'.
Sharing a few stories from his life, Millet 's book addresses what it means to come to come to know Christ and understand his love for us by getting to know him better.
A delicious, easy salad of roasted pumpkin and pine nut s with millet and feta cheese.
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In science:

Millet, “The large-angle pendulum period,” Phys.
An accurate formula for the period of a simple pendulum oscillating beyond the small-angle regime
Millet, Stochastic 2D hydrodynamical type systems: Wel l posedness and large deviations, Appl.
Large deviations from a stationary measure for a class of dissipative PDE's with random kicks
As we approach the neolithic, the first plant to lay down its life for a noodle was millet (Anonymous 2006m).
Astrophysics in 2006
Millet, G.; Beckwith, R.; Fellbaum, C.; Gross, D. and Miller, K. 1990. Introduction to WordNet: An on-line lexical database.
Machine Learning of User Profiles: Representational Issues
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