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millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a mineral, nickel sulfide, NiS, occurring in slender, bronze-colored crystals: a minor ore of nickel.
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Origin of millerite

1850–55; Miller (see Miller index) + -ite1

Millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]
noun
  1. a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ and the beginning of the millennium were to occur in 1843.
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Origin of Millerite

1835–45, Americanism; W. Miller + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for millerite

Historical Examples

  • They told me it was built on by the Millerite, but I knew better.

    Old Plymouth Trails

    Winthrop Packard

  • Used to be a Millerite preacher, before your day, but he broke down at that.

  • "Figgers won't lie," said Elder Hankins, the Millerite preacher.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • In Clark township the Millerite excitement was at white heat.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • But so long as it's nobody but Goshorn, I'm goin' to stay and litigate the question till the Millerite millennium comes.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston


British Dictionary definitions for millerite

millerite

noun
  1. a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
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Word Origin

C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist
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