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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miller  \Mill"er\  (m[i^]l"[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  keeps  or  attends  a  flour  mill  or  gristmill. 
 
  2.  A  milling  machine. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  fresh-water  fish  of  the  genus  {Uranidea} 
  (formerly  {Cottus}),  as  the  European  species  ({U. 
  gobio}),  and  the  American  ({U.  gracilis});  --  called 
  also  {bullhead}. 
  b  A  small  bird,  as  the  gold-crest,  chiff-chaff,  and 
  long-tailed  tit.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bullhead  \Bull"head`\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  fresh-water  fish  of  many  species,  of  the  genus 
  {Uranidea},  esp.  {U.  gobio}  of  Europe,  and  {U. 
  Richardsoni}  of  the  United  States;  --  called  also 
  {miller's  thumb}. 
  b  In  America,  several  species  of  {Amiurus};  --  called 
  also  {catfish},  {horned  pout},  and  {bullpout}. 
  c  A  marine  fish  of  the  genus  {Cottus};  the  sculpin. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  black-bellied  plover  ({Squatarola  helvetica});  -- 
  called  also  {beetlehead}. 
  b  The  golden  plover. 
 
  3.  A  stupid  fellow;  a  lubber.  [Colloq.]  --Jonson. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  black  water  insect.  --E.  Phillips. 
 
  {Bullhead  whiting}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kingfish  of  Florida 
  ({Menticirrus  alburnus}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Golden  \Gold"en\,  a.  [OE.  golden;  cf  OE  gulden,  AS  gylden, 
  from  gold.  See  {Gold},  and  cf  {Guilder}.] 
  1.  Made  of  gold;  consisting  of  gold. 
 
  2.  Having  the  color  of  gold;  as  the  golden  grain. 
 
  3.  Very  precious;  highly  valuable;  excellent;  eminently 
  auspicious;  as  golden  opinions. 
 
  {Golden  age}. 
  a  The  fabulous  age  of  primeval  simplicity  and  purity  of 
  manners  in  rural  employments,  followed  by  the  silver, 
  bronze,  and  iron  ages.  --Dryden. 
  b  (Roman  Literature)  The  best  part  (B.  C.  81  --  A.  D. 
  14)  of  the  classical  period  of  Latinity;  the  time  when 
  Cicero,  C[ae]sar,  Virgil,  etc.,  wrote.  Hence: 
  c  That  period  in  the  history  of  a  literature,  etc.,  when 
  it  flourishes  in  its  greatest  purity  or  attains  its 
  greatest  glory;  as  the  Elizabethan  age  has  been 
  considered  the  golden  age  of  English  literature. 
 
  {Golden  balls},  three  gilt  balls  used  as  a  sign  of  a 
  pawnbroker's  office  or  shop;  --  originally  taken  from  the 
  coat  of  arms  of  Lombardy,  the  first  money  lenders  in 
  London  having  been  Lombards. 
 
  {Golden  bull}.  See  under  {Bull},  an  edict. 
 
  {Golden  chain}  (Bot.),  the  shrub  {Cytisus  Laburnum},  so  named 
  from  its  long  clusters  of  yellow  blossoms. 
 
  {Golden  club}  (Bot.),  an  aquatic  plant  ({Orontium 
  aquaticum}),  bearing  a  thick  spike  of  minute  yellow 
  flowers. 
 
  {Golden  cup}  (Bot.),  the  buttercup. 
 
  {Golden  eagle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  powerful  eagle 
  ({Aquila  Chrysa["e]tos})  inhabiting  Europe,  Asia,  and 
  North  America.  It  is  so  called  from  the  brownish  yellow 
  tips  of  the  feathers  on  the  head  and  neck.  A  dark  variety 
  is  called  the  {royal  eagle};  the  young  in  the  second  year 
  is  the  {ring-tailed  eagle}. 
 
  {Golden  fleece}. 
  a  (Mythol.)  The  fleece  of  gold  fabled  to  have  been  taken 
  from  the  ram  that  bore  Phryxus  through  the  air  to 
  Colchis,  and  in  quest  of  which  Jason  undertook  the 
  Argonautic  expedition. 
  b  (Her.)  An  order  of  knighthood  instituted  in  1429  by 
  Philip  the  Good,  Duke  of  Burgundy;  --  called  also 
  {Toison  d'Or}. 
 
  {Golden  grease},  a  bribe;  a  fee.  [Slang] 
 
  {Golden  hair}  (Bot.),  a  South  African  shrubby  composite  plant 
  with  golden  yellow  flowers,  the  {Chrysocoma  Coma-aurea}. 
 
 
  {Golden  Horde}  (Hist.),  a  tribe  of  Mongolian  Tartars  who 
  overran  and  settled  in  Southern  Russia  early  in  the  18th 
  century. 
 
  {Golden  Legend},  a  hagiology  (the  ``Aurea  Legenda'')  written 
  by  James  de  Voragine  Archbishop  of  Genoa,  in  the  13th 
  century,  translated  and  printed  by  Caxton  in  1483,  and 
  partially  paraphrased  by  Longfellow  in  a  poem  thus 
  entitled. 
 
  {Golden  marcasite}  tin.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Golden  mean},  the  way  of  wisdom  and  safety  between  extremes; 
  sufficiency  without  excess;  moderation. 
 
  Angels  guard  him  in  the  golden  mean  --Pope. 
 
  {Golden  mole}  (Zo["o]l),  one  of  several  South  African 
  Insectivora  of  the  family  {Chrysochlorid[ae]},  resembling 
  moles  in  form  and  habits.  The  fur  is  tinted  with  green, 
  purple,  and  gold. 
 
  {Golden  number}  (Chronol.),  a  number  showing  the  year  of  the 
  lunar  or  Metonic  cycle.  It  is  reckoned  from  1  to  19,  and 
  is  so  called  from  having  formerly  been  written  in  the 
  calendar  in  gold. 
 
  {Golden  oriole}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Oriole}. 
 
  {Golden  pheasant}.  See  under  {Pheasant}. 
 
  {Golden  pippin},  a  kind  of  apple,  of  a  bright  yellow  color. 
 
 
  {Golden  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of 
  plovers,  of  the  genus  {Charadrius},  esp.  the  European  ({C. 
  apricarius  or  pluvialis};  --  called  also  {yellow, 
  black-breasted,  hill,  &  whistling,  plover}.  The  common 
  American  species  ({C.  dominicus})  is  also  called 
  {frostbird},  and  {bullhead}. 
 
  {Golden  robin}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Baltimore  oriole},  in  Vocab. 
 
 
  {Golden  rose}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  gold  or  gilded  rose  blessed  by 
  the  pope  on  the  fourth  Sunday  in  Lent,  and  sent  to  some 
  church  or  person  in  recognition  of  special  services 
  rendered  to  the  Holy  See 
 
  {Golden  rule}. 
  a  The  rule  of  doing  as  we  would  have  others  do  to  us 
  Cf  --Luke  vi  31. 
  b  The  rule  of  proportion,  or  rule  of  three 
 
  {Golden  samphire}  (Bot.),  a  composite  plant  ({Inula 
  crithmoides}),  found  on  the  seashore  of  Europe. 
 
  {Golden  saxifrage}  (Bot.),  a  low  herb  with  yellow  flowers 
  ({Chrysosplenium  oppositifolium}),  blossoming  in  wet 
  places  in  early  spring. 
 
  {Golden  seal}  (Bot.),  a  perennial  ranunculaceous  herb 
  ({Hydrastis  Canadensis}),  with  a  thick  knotted  rootstock 
  and  large  rounded  leaves. 
 
  {Golden  sulphide,  or  sulphuret},  {of  antimony}  (Chem.),  the 
  pentasulphide  of  antimony,  a  golden  or  orange  yellow 
  powder. 
 
  {Golden  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  American  wood  warbler 
  ({Dendroica  [ae]stiva});  --  called  also  {blue-eyed  yellow 
  warbler},  {garden  warbler},  and  {summer  yellow  bird}. 
 
  {Golden  wasp}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bright-colored  hymenopterous 
  insect,  of  the  family  {Chrysidid[ae]}.  The  colors  are 
  golden,  blue,  and  green. 
 
  {Golden  wedding}.  See  under  {Wedding}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bullhead 
  n  1:  freshwater  sculpin  with  a  large  flattened  bony-plated  head 
  with  hornlike  spines 
  2:  any  of  several  common  freshwater  catfishes  of  the  United 
  States 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bullhead,  SD  (CDP,  FIPS  8460) 
  Location:  45.76794  N,  101.08007  W 
  Population  (1990):  179  (53  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.3  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 




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