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Definition of "mill-hand" []

  • A person employed in a mill. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "mill-hand" in a sentence
  • "“Eh, ma?” said a floury young mill-hand, and leant in passing over the garden gate."
  • "True, the conditions in the mills were dreadful and in them the terrible division between the poor mill-hand whites and the rural Negroes began to harden."
  • "Sarah was so surprised at such a speech from a mill-hand that she found no words to reply; but when he had left her, by her desire, at the back of the house, she made her way to her room by the back-stairs, and taking up her favourite attitude on the wide window-seat, sat and gazed out over"