mill agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mill agent the responsible official at a mill that is under absentee ownership
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Usage

In literature:

He was from St. Paul; a London agent for some flouring mills in the Northwest.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
Not for worlds would Mr. Sprole have offended the agent of the Chippering Mill.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
That Henry he has got for his agent is as sharp as a needle, and as hard as a nether mill-stone.
"The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
I'll keep my mills busy and my agent walking the old rent-beat.
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
The agent of the mills was a single man, keen and business-like, but quietly kind to the people under his charge.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The agent of Tremont and Suffolk Mills is Thomas S. Shaw, appointed August 19, 1871.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
Used to be selling agent for a mill supply firm.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
In 1848, he moved to Lawrence, Mass., to become agent of the Atlantic Mills.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4" by Various
The agent of the former mills, Mr. Joshua Aubin, was a gentleman of fine presence.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
It may be mentioned here that our hero's father had been agent of a woollen mill in a large manufacturing town.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
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In news:

Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Brad Smith is one of the free agents the Jets lost last year.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger While Tom Coughlin fills out the rest of the Giants' coaching staff, a report indicates the team has told free agent right tackle Kareem McKenzie he won't be re-signed.
Mills was a restricted free agent with the Blazers.
Agents from the FBI SWAT Team from Baltimore are shown Nov 29 exiting the Washington County Special Response Team's armored vehicle at the intersection of Burnside Bridge Road and Mills Road.
Spurs' Mills to become restricted free agent.
Two years ago, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) used his ``particular set of skills to rescue his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), from kidnappers.
Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers.
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