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Mill

To fight; not from the Latin miles, a soldier, but from the noun mill. Grinding was anciently performed by pulversing with a stone or pounding with the hand. To mill is to beat with the fis…

Cecil B. De Mille

Name at birth: Cecil Blount de MilleEarly 20th century filmmaker Cecil B. De Mille was the living stereotype of the flamboyant, egotistical director, known especially for big screen epics such as The …

James DE WOLF

Senate Years of Service: 1821-1825Party: Democratic Republican; Crawford RepublicanDE WOLF, James, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Bristol, R.I., March 18, 1764; during the Revolutionary W…

Dee Mills

If you had the rent of Dee Mills, you would spend it all. Dee Mills, in Cheshire, used to yield a very large annual rent. (Cheshire proverb.) There was a jolly miller Lived on the river Dee…

Edward James DE NIVERNAIS

DE NIVERNAIS, Edward James, a Representative from California. (See Livernash, Edward James.) Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present Related Links …

James DE LA MONTANYA

DE LA MONTANYA, James, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 20, 1798; resided in Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y.; supervisor of Haverstraw in 1832 and 1833; member of t…

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill was a key figure in the movement known as utilitarianism, and a proponent of the liberal philosophy of Jeremy Bentham. Mill was educated at home by his father, philosopher and econom…

Ogden Livingston MILLS

MILLS, Ogden Livingston, a Representative from New York; born in Newport, R.I., August 23, 1884; attended the public schools; was graduated from the academic department of Harvard University in…

Mills of God grind slowly

(The). “Dii pedes lanatos habent ” (Petronius). Vengeance may be delayed, but it will come when least expected. The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Th…

De Facto

Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…