Definition of Mill about

1. Verb. Be about. "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Exact synonyms: Footle, Hang Around, Lallygag, Linger, Loaf, Loiter, Lollygag, Lounge, Lurk, Mess About, Mill Around, Tarry
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Lurch, Prowl
Derivative terms: Lingerer, Loiterer, Lounger

2. Verb. Move about in a confused manner.
Exact synonyms: Mill, Mill Around
Generic synonyms: Move

Definition of Mill about

1. Verb. (intransitive usually of a group of people) To move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mill About

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milky stork
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milky urine
mill about (current term)
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mill wheel murmur
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Literary usage of Mill about

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1884)
"146) that William Bradford, writing to the Governor, about the year 1698, states he and Samuel Carpenter were building a paper mill "about a mile from ..."

2. History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present by Andrew White Young (1872)
"Israel Hough built his saw-mill about 1815 or 1816, 1 mile from Newport. About three miles below, John Baldwin, Benj. Thomas, and others built a saw-mill. ..."

3. History of the Town of Whately, Mass.: Including a Narrative of Leading by James Monroe Crafts, Josiah Howard Temple (1899)
"He probably built his house and mill about 1827. ... Noah Bardwell built an oil mill, about 1780, which was used for this purpose until about 1805, ..."

4. Local Records: Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events, which Have by John Sykes (1833)
"Mr. Hetherington had in the mill about 200 bolls of wheat, and a large quantity of flour, which were totally destroyed ; but his stock, as well as the whole ..."

5. History of the Town of Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire: With a by Abiel Abbot Livermore, Sewall Putnam (1888)
"They ran the mill about two years. The Wilton Company has a capital of 0:5(1000. lion. ... They grind in their grist-mill about one hundred and twenty-live ..."

6. Montreal, 1535-1914 by William Henry Atherton (1914)
"LA TORTUE LA TORTUE The old flour mill about 1676. solid stone Walls of Another view of the same house showing stream running underneath THK SITES OF THE ..."

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