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Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.
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1.any of various moths that have powdery wings
2.machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
3.someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
1.United States playwright (born 1915)
2.United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
3.United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
4.United States playwright (1915-2005)
MillerMill"er (mĭl"ẽr), n.
1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
2. A milling machine.
3. (Zoöl.) (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
Miller's thumb. (Zoöl.) (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea (formerly Cottus), as the European species (Uranidea gobio), and the American (Uranidea gracilis); -- called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]
Alton Glenn Miller • Arthur Miller • Glenn Miller • Henry Miller • Henry Valentine Miller • Lissencephaly Syndrome, Miller-Dieker • Lissencephaly, Miller-Dieker • Miller Fisher Syndrome • Miller Fisher Variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome • Miller-Abott's tube • Miller-Dieker Syndrome • Miller-Fisher Syndrome • Molly Miller • dusty miller • miller's-thumb • moth miller
man of letters; essayist; litterateur; writer; author[ClasseHyper.]
écrivain américain. (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
auteur de théâtre (fr)[Classe]
métier : minoterie (fr)[Classe]
commerce, lieu de vente (fr)[Classe]
clothes moth, moth[Hyper.]
habitant des bourgs et villes au Moyen-Age (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
métier : arts (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
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A miller usually refers to a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour. Milling is among the oldest of human occupations. "Miller", "Milne" and other variants are common surnames, as are their equivalents in other languages around the world ("Müller" or "Mueller" in German, "Molinari" in Italian etc.). Milling existed in hunter gatherer communities, and later millers were important to the development of agriculture.
The materials ground by millers are often foodstuffs and particularly grain. The physical grinding of the food allows for the easier digestion of its nutrients and saves wear on the teeth. Non-food substances needed in a fine, powdered form, such as building materials, may be processed by a miller.
The most basic tool for a miller was the quern-stone - simply a large, fixed stone as a base and another movable stone operated by hand, similar to a mortar and pestle. As technology and millstones (the bedstone and rynd) improved, more elaborate machines such as watermills and windmills were developed to do the grinding work. These mills harnessed available energy sources including animal, water, wind, and electrical power. Mills are some of the oldest factories in human history, so factories making other items are sometimes known as mills, for example, cotton mills and steel mills. These factory workers are also called millers.
In a traditional rural society, a miller is often wealthier than ordinary peasants, which can lead to jealousy and to millers being targeted in bread riots at times of famine. Conversely, millers might be in a stronger position vis-a-vis feudal land owners than are ordinary peasants.
The traditional carnival held annually in the city of Ivrea, Italy commemorates a spirited "Mugnaia" (miller's daughter) who supposedly refused to let a local duke exercise his right of the first night, and proceeded to chop the duke's head off and spark a revolution. Whatever the historical validity of the story, it is significant it was the daughter of a miller to whom folk tradition assigned this rebellious role.