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mil  n.  One million dollars; as, his new house cost over a mil. (slang)






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"Mil" Quotes from Famous Books



... wa'al, when I went home that night I stopped into a mil'nery store, an' after I'd stood 'round a minute, a girl come up an' ast me if ...
— David Harum - A Story of American Life • Edward Noyes Westcott

... spelling goes to one man and the other to a different man. "Spenser" would never suggest to a learned man the author of the "Philosophy of Evolution," nor would "Spencer" ever suggest the author of the "Fairie Queen." "Mr. Mil" would never mean "John Stuart Mill," although the words "Mil" and "Mill" are pronounced exactly alike. We sometimes cannot recall a Proper Name, yet we feel sure that it begins or ends with S or K or L, or that a certain other letter ...
— Assimilative Memory - or, How to Attend and Never Forget • Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

... idiom receaves tuae soundes, as in a man's wil, and the wil of a fox. Heer, also, I wald have our men learne of the south, for these soundes they wel distinguish, wryting wil, fil, mil, stil, with i; and wyl, fyl, ...
— Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue - A Treates, noe shorter than necessarie, for the Schooles • Alexander Hume

... warine, goe "minna ngindai goalle? minna ngaia murramulle?" ngarma goe, "durunmi, wuna ngeane ngummildai." ila immanuel ngarma mil tamulda: baianbu ...
— gurre kamilaroi - Kamilaroi Sayings (1856) • William Ridley

... main's a long affair, AnchisEs, such, and patrEs are, Though of the third declension you As short such substantives must view, The genitives of which increase, Derived from nominatives in es, And have an accent short upon The syllable that's last but one. As mil{e}s, seg{e}s, div{e}s, (which Means what a Poet is n't,)— rich: But pEs is long, with bipEs, tripEs, Like to a hermit munching dry pease. To these add CerEs, Saturn's cub, (Name of a goddess, and for grub The figure Metonymy through,) ...
— The Comic Latin Grammar - A new and facetious introduction to the Latin tongue • Percival Leigh

... from the Journal, and printed at the end of a volume of poems published in 1853, frequently softened his phrases, so that sentences which survive in the Journal in a more technical form are to be found in a more literary form in the "Grains de Mil." ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... of perjury, forgery, etc., are not to be admitted as legal witnesses, but that the record of their contrition must be produced at the time the objection is made, for the Court mil take no notice of hearsay and common fame in such respect. An infidel, also, that is one who believes neither the Old nor New Testament, cannot be a witness, and some other disabilities there are which being uncommon, ...
— Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences • Arthur L. Hayward

... dio a los Frayles mil ducados de renta cado ano para el sustento de los religiosos del santo sepulcro, que es la mejor limosna y sustento que hasta nuestros dias ha quedado a estos religiosos de Gerusalem: para donde les dio la Reyna un velo labrado por sus manos, para poner encima de la santa sepultura ...
— Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada • Washington Irving

... maints particuliers La somme de dix mil une livre une obole, Pour l'avoir sans relache un an sur sa parole Habille, voiture, chauffe, chausse, gante, ...
— Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic • Henri Bergson

... sxangxus mil mejlojn da marakvo nur por seka terpeco, longa erikejo,[8] brunigxinta dornstipejo,[9] io ajn! Estu do la superega Volo! Sed mi preferus seke ...
— The Esperantist, Vol. 1, No. 2 • Various

... I learned at Montrose," she continued. "But, Mr. March, what is it in the South we Southerners love so? Mr. Fair asked me this morning and when I couldn't explain he laughed. Of course I didn't confess my hu-mil-i-a-tion; I intimated that it was simply something a North-ern-er ...
— John March, Southerner • George W. Cable

... great Jesuit church at Coimbra, now the Se Nova or new cathedral, had been gradually rising. Founded by Dom Joao III. in 1552, and dedicated to the Onze mil Virgems, it cannot have been begun in its present form till much later, till about 1580, while the main, or south, ...
— Portuguese Architecture • Walter Crum Watson

... sense is left obscure. *3* 'Hoc itaque nuncio laeti altero ac incensi . . . Sacramento expiationis et pane fortim roborati' (Ennis, 'Efemerides'). *4* Cardiel, in his 'Declaracion de la Verdad', p. 426, says: 'Lo mismo es 28,000 mil Indios que igual numero de ...
— A Vanished Arcadia, • R. B. Cunninghame Graham

... cried joyfully; "mil grazie!" [Footnote: Thanks! A thousand thanks!] And in a paroxysm of delight, he seized one of his ...
— Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon • Lucy M. Blanchard

... Mil., 455. Fortescue (iv, 175) vehemently censures Henry Dundas, but I think without sufficient ground. The letters of David Dundas called for reproof. See Mr. Oscar Browning's ...
— William Pitt and the Great War • John Holland Rose

... Requisition, pour le prix et somme que le dit procureur en trouvera du recu donner toute quittance valable et raisonable, approuvant d'avance comme alors, tout ce que ce dit procureur aura fait concernant la dite vente, ce fut ainsi fait et passe a St-Denis, etude du notaire soussigne, l'an mil sept cent quatre-vingt seize le deux de septembre avant midi presence des Srs. Charles Gariepy et Jean-Baptiste Gosselin au dit lieu, temoins a ce appelle, qui ont signe avec Messire Louis Payet et ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... Tres reys la stralla veran, Deu omnipotent, Adora lo vingaran. Un present inferan, De mil encens y or, A lu beneit Seno, Que conesce cual se vol. ...
— Letters of a Traveller - Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America • William Cullen Bryant

... Mil huit cent un, le vingt-deuxieme jour d'Aout, les Etats, a leur premiere tenue depuis la nouvelle de la victoire qu'a remportee l'Amiral Sir James Saumarez sur la flotte combinee de la France et de l'Espagne, dans les ...
— Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II • Sir John Ross

... some bacon and eggs. The rest were very angry, and reproved him for so heinous a sin; whereupon he wrote the following lines, which are translated above: "Peut-on croire avec bon sens Qu'un lardon le mil en colere, Ou, que manger un hareng, C'est un secret pour lui plaire? En sa gloire envelope, Songe-t-il ...
— The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume I (of 2) • Jonathan Swift

... agez De trois mil ans, vous ne changez Jamais ny d'estat ny de forme : Mais toujours ma jeunesse fuit, Et la vieillesse qui me suit De ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... the whole twenty-odd years of Lonnie's success was the abiding crux of Jason's disgust. And this, in spite of the more and more men Jason came to control and the fitful stream of new techniques and equipment Gov-Pol and Gov-Mil Labs put ...
— Zero Data • Charles Saphro

... I thought that would secure your consent. Well, mil mil gracias! But what a game of cross-purposes we'll be playing; I for you, and you for me, and neither for ourselves! Let us ...
— The Free Lances - A Romance of the Mexican Valley • Mayne Reid

... regiments in the field; commands Department of the Tennessee; hastens to Chattanooga; marches to relief of Burnside; horror of E. Tennessee; dissatisfied with Granger; good dinner at Burnside's headquarters, explanation of; Meridian expedition; promoted to command Mil. Division of the Mississippi; visits Schofield at Knoxville; urges confirmation of his appointment as major general; correspondence with Halleck; modest estimate of his own powers; studies problem of supplying his army in the ...
— Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2 • Jacob Dolson Cox

... Poco mas o menos,(a little more or less) as the Spaniards say when they are complimented with Viva V. S. mil anos (may you live a ...
— A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 • Richard Twiss

... Ayez en souvenance.... Comment Orleans eult delivrance.... L'an mil iiijc xxix; Faites en memoire tous dis; Des jours de may ...
— The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) • Anatole France

... the fruit rot first in the place where the stalke should be: you shall also keepe your fruit cleane from leaues, for they being greene and full of moisture, when by reason of their lying close together they beginne to wither they strike such an heate into the Apples, that they mil-dew ...
— The English Husbandman • Gervase Markham

... Aunt Sharley again! Honestly, Mil, she was absolutely unbearable this evening. It was bad enough to have her go stalking across the lawn with that old snuff stick of hers stuck in the corner of her mouth, and singing that terrible song of hers at the very top of her lungs and wearing ...
— From Place to Place • Irvin S. Cobb

... king James. Before they sailed from Brest, king William, being informed of their destination, detached admiral Herbert from Spithead with twelve ships of the line, one fire-ship, and four tenders, in order to intercept the enemy. He was driven by stress of weather into Mil-ford-haven, from whence he steered his course to Kin-sale, on the supposition that the French fleet had sailed from Brest, and that in all probability he should fall in with them on the coast of Ireland. On the first ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. - From William and Mary to George II. • Tobias Smollett

... diuers other mo: of which euerie one, maie iustelie be spoken that worthie praise, which was geuen to Scipio Africanus, who, Cicero douteth, whether he were, more noble Capitaine in warre, or more eloquent and wise councelor mil. // in peace. And if ye beleue not me, read dili- Probus. // gentlie, milius Probus in Latin, and Plutarche Plutarchus. // in Greke, which two, had no cause either to flatter or lie vpon anie of those which I haue recited. And beside nobilitie in warre, for ...
— The Schoolmaster • Roger Ascham

... hostages were brought from Llychlyn. And I have also been in Europe, and in Africa, and in the Islands of Corsica, and in Caer Brythwch, and Brythach, and Verthach; and I was present when formerly thou didst slay the family of Clis the son of Merin, and when thou didst slay Mil Du, the son of Ducum, and when thou didst conquer Greece in the East. And I have been in Caer Oeth and Annoeth, and in Caer Nevenhyr; nine supreme sovereigns, handsome men, saw we there, but never did I behold ...
— The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3) • Owen M. Edwards

... to the taste of the boulevardiers who basked in the sunshine of Napoleon the Little, and laughed uproariously while their Emperor and their social institutions were being castigated by the cynical German Jew and his librettists. "He was the Beethoven of the sneer," said mil Bergerat, when Offenbach died, and then with a fantastic pencil worthy of the caricaturist Hoffmann himself, he drew a dreadful picture of Offenbach and his times; of the mighty fiddler beating time upon the well-filled goatskin and sawing away across the strings, his mouth widened with a grin ...
— Chapters of Opera • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... dei mater, defende malis Jacobum Car: Presbiteris, quoque clericulis domus hec fit in anno Mil' quin' cen' duoden'. Jesu nostri miserere: Senes ...
— A History of Giggleswick School - From its Foundation 1499 to 1912 • Edward Allen Bell

... muchos se pusieron en no quere deprender mas lenguas de las suyas propias, los Reyes pudieron tanto que salieron con su intencion y ellos tubieron por bien de cumplir su mandado y tan de veras se entendio en ello que en tiempo de pocos anos se savia y usaba una lengua en mas de mil y doscientas ...
— The History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William H. Prescott

... has no plural form. deux mille 2000; deux milles means two miles. Mil is used in Christian era, l'an Mil ...
— The Aural System • Anonymous

... know what Chicago is," interposed the New Yorker. "Have you been up Fifth Avenue to see the magnificent residences of our mil—" ...
— Sixes and Sevens • O. Henry

... de Hongkong, y aunque todos quebrasen, y aunque se derrumbasen sus miles de casas de alquiler, siempre quedarian sus curates y haciendas, les quedarian los filipinos dispuestos siempre a ayunar para darles una limosna. ?Que son cuatrocientos o quinientos mil? Que se tomen la molestia de recorrer los pueblos y pedir limosna y se resarciran de esa perdida. Hace un ano que, por la mala administracion de los cardenales, el Papa perdio 14,000,000 del dinero de San Pedro; el Papa, ...
— Lineage, Life, and Labors of Jose Rizal, Philippine Patriot • Austin Craig

... nos reportamos de todo lo demas, mejor informira vostra Alteza: Cuya serenissima persona y estado supplicamos y pidimos a Dios omnipotente prosperu y accrescente con toda felicitad y honra. Del la ciuidad de Londres a los veynte dias de Iulio del mil y quinientos ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of - The English Nation, Vol. 11 • Richard Hakluyt

... a minimum of three feet below joists, and cover with 2-1/2-3" thick broom finished concrete slab, on 4 mil polyethylene film. ...
— The Fairfax County Courthouse • Ross D. Netherton

... Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Mil.) Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Officer of the Crown of Italy Fellow ...
— by Victor LeFebure • J. Walker McSpadden

... knows, suh, de mil' ones, dem wid de gol' ban's 'roun' 'em. Now you stay right hyuh, ...
— The Colonel's Dream • Charles W. Chesnutt

... his cards and rose hurriedly, overturning his chair. "Mil diablos! What's to pay?" ...
— Steve Yeager • William MacLeod Raine

... mil homes ou plus, (Villehardouin, No. 134,) must be understood of men of a military age. Le Beau (Hist. du. Bas Empire, tom. xx. p. 417) allows Constantinople a million of inhabitants, of whom 60,000 horse, and an infinite number of foot-soldiers. In its ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 6 • Edward Gibbon

... they also shall be fined and pilloried. Now it seems to me unfair, Dowley, and a deadly peril to all of us, that because you thoughtlessly confessed, a while ago, that within a week you have paid a cent and fifteen mil—" ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... let my fader go, and ven my granfader bring me, and I come dare, I tink I say dot; but I tell him dot he vill not kill my moder, and I cry, too loud I cry. Zen ze man go vay high on hees feets mil his hand on my head, and he say some vords to ze men vot bees dare, and he say some vords to my granfader. Zen he go roun on his feets and he say some vords to my fader. He tell him, dot he vill be good? dot he vill not drink ze beer? dot he vill vork? dot he vill make ze peoples mit ...
— Stories of Childhood • Various

... Then we must be making mil ... Oh, I see!" Cleveland exclaimed in disjointed sentences as he also stared ...
— Triplanetary • Edward Elmer Smith

... fa-ther had gone there from Ver-mont, to get a-way from the In-di-ans, who gave no peace in his old home; and no house stood near-er than four miles to the lit-tle home he had built in the wild new land; there was no school; and if there had been lit-tle Mil-lard had not much time to go; for he was ver-y young, when he was taught to earn mon-ey and help in the lit-tle home. He learned how to make cloth from the soft white wool; and was hard at work, in this way, till he was nine-teen ...
— Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable • Jean S. Remy

... 6d.); and gold by Beirames (alii Biramis): Carli says the latter are coarse Indian cottons 5 ells long and each 200 reis; others describe them as fine linen each piece worth 7s. 6d. to 8s. The bank-note was the "Indian piece or Mulech, a young black about twenty years of age, worth 20 Mil Keys (dollars) each." (Carli.) In the Barbots' day each "coin-clout") was equivalent to 2d.; some were unmarked, whilst others bore the Portuguese arms single or double. The wilder Kru-men still keep up their ...
— Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2 • Richard F. Burton

... manned by four negroes and a white skipper. At first we ran before the wind with full sails, and the crew took advantage of this favourable opportunity to make a meal, consisting of a considerable quantity of flour of manioc, boiled fish, roasted mil, (Turkish corn), oranges, cocoa-nuts, and other nuts of a smaller description; indeed, there was even white bread, which for blacks is a luxury; and I was greatly delighted to see them so well taken care ...
— A Woman's Journey Round the World • Ida Pfeiffer

... spring was green, and bright, and gay, And bloom'd as fair as Eden's bow'rs. But mil-dew in her sunbeams lay, And ...
— Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland • Abigail Stanley Hanna

... legions were seldom so large as this; they varied at different periods, from six thousand to three thousand; in the time of Polybius they were usually four thousand two hundred. See Adam's Rom. Ant., and Lipsius de Mil. Rom ...
— Conspiracy of Catiline and The Jurgurthine War • Sallust

... I really care about," cried Tims. "You've been a pig to her, Mil. She says you're a devil, and if I weren't a scientific woman I swear I should begin to believe ...
— The Invader - A Novel • Margaret L. Woods

... the credit of Curly, as a crim'nal who puts thought into his labors, that he lets Captain Moon turn his flank the easy way he does. It displays Curly as lackin' a heap in mil'tary genius. I don't presoome to explain it; an' it's all so dead onnacheral at this juncture that the only s'lootion I'm cap'ble of givin' it is that it's preedestinated that a-way. Curly not only lets Moon walk off, which after he hangs up that bluff about takin' them terms ...
— Wolfville Days • Alfred Henry Lewis

... "/Si, si—mil gracias, senor/." Ylario tried to kneel upon the floor in his gratitude, but the cattleman kicked at him benevolently, growling, "None ...
— Heart of the West • O. Henry



Words linked to "Mil" :   linear measure, angular unit, cl, pound, cc, cubic millimetre, mile, cubic centimeter, Swedish mile, Cypriot monetary unit, cubic centimetre, milliliter, cubic millimeter, linear unit, inch, Cypriot pound, centilitre, in, metric capacity unit, centiliter, millilitre



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