Mills


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Mills

1. Hayley. born 1946, British actress. Her films include Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961)
2. her father, Sir John. 1908-2005, British actor. His films include This Happy Breed (1944), Great Expectations (1946), and Ryan's Daughter (1971)
References in classic literature ?
I was debating whether I should pretend that I was not well, and fly - I don't know where - upon my gallant grey, when Dora and Miss Mills met me.
Copperfield and Dora,' said Miss Mills, with an almost venerable air.
I can do no more." And then turning towards the mills he said aloud, "Friends, whoe'er ye be that are immured in that prison, forgive me that, to my misfortune and yours, I cannot deliver you from your misery; this adventure is doubtless reserved and destined for some other knight."
The fishermen and the millers stood staring in amazement at the two figures, so very different to all appearance from ordinary men, and were wholly unable to make out the drift of the observations and questions Don Quixote addressed to them; and coming to the conclusion that they were madmen, they left them and betook themselves, the millers to their mills, and the fishermen to their huts.
It's long years I've worked in the mills. I began as a little lad on the spindles.
Also, he explained that there were many accidents in the mills, and that the company's policy was to fight to the bitter end all consequent damage suits.
They labour in these mills, upon an average, twelve hours a day, which is unquestionably work, and pretty tight work too.
It is pleasant to find that many of its Tales are of the Mills and of those who work in them; that they inculcate habits of self-denial and contentment, and teach good doctrines of enlarged benevolence.
She 's dying of consumption, you know," began Miss Mills, as her nimble fingers flew, and her kind old face beamed over the work, as if she put a blessing in with every stitch.
Polly took the bit of paper Miss Mills gave her, and read these words:
They went through the blast furnaces, through rolling mills where bars of steel were tossed about and chopped like bits of cheese.
I have been pressing my elbows on the arms of my chair, and dreaming that I was standing on the bridge in front of Dorlcote Mill, as it looked one February afternoon many years ago.