See Centipede.


Millville, a city of Cumberland co., New Jersey, on Maurice river, at the head of navigation, and on the West Jersey railroad, 40 m. S. of Philadelphia; pop. in 1870, 6,101. It contains a large cotton factory, and three iron founderies for the manufacture of water and gas pipes and turbine water wheels. The immense wheels for the Fairmount water works, Philadelphia, were cast here. It has also several manufactories of hollow glassware and window glass, three large lumber mills, a national bank, 11 public schools, including a high school, two weekly newspapers, and nine churches.

Milne Edwards

Milne Edwards. See Milne-Edwaeds.


See Melos.

Milo, Or Milon

Milo, Or Milon, a Greek athlete of the latter part of the 0th century B. C, born in Crotona, Magna Grsecia. His extraordinary physical strength gave him the victory in wrestling six times at Olympia, and as often in the Pythian games. He is said to have carried a four-year-old heifer on his shoulders four times around the Olympic race course, and then to have eaten the whole of it in one day. In 511 he was appointed to command an army against the Sybarites, and bore an important part in the battle of the Crathis. lie was worsted by the agility of his adversary in his seventh Olympic struggle. When enfeebled by age, it is said, he attempted to tear asunder with his hands a forest tree partially split by woodcutters; he was caught and held fast by the closing of the fissure, and was devoured by wolves.


Milwaukee, a S. E. county of Wisconsin, bounded E. by Lake Michigan; area, 240 sq. in.; pop. in 1870, 89,930. It is watered by the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Root rivers. The surface is undulating, and the soil calcareous and fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 238,132 bushels of wheat, 48,271 of rye, 169,996 of Indian corn, 297,874 of oats, 54,973 of barley, 214,916 of potatoes, 13,779 lbs. of wool, 647,590 of butter, and 25,069 tons of hay. There were on farms 4,577 horses, 6,757 milch cows, 3,628 other cattle, 5,796 sheep, and 7,944 swine. There is a large number of manufacturing establishments, situated chiefly in Milwaukee, the capital.


See Lycia.


Mimnermis, a Greek poet, born in Smyrna, flourished from about 634 to 600 B. C. Descended from a colonist from Colophon, he was called the Colophonian. He was a flute player as well as a poet, and set his poems to music, using the plaintive melody called the Mimnermis 1100285 (melody of the heart). He fixed the form of elegiac poetry, and has been called its inventor. The most important of the surviving fragments of his works is his celebrated poem Nanno, the most ancient erotic elegy of Greek literature. They have been published separately by Bach (Leipsic, 1826), and have been translated into German by several distinguished authors. The best edition of his works is by Schneidewin, in the Delectus Poetarum Elegiacorum Qrcecorum (Gottingen, 1838).