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A nickel sulfide mineral, NiS, usually occurring in long hairlike crystals and sometimes used as a nickel ore.

[After William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880), British mineralogist.]


(Minerals) a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
[C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist]


(ˈmɪl əˌraɪt)

a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ was imminent.
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Noun1.millerite - a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel
atomic number 28, Ni, nickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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A series of extraordinary astronomical events and terrestrial disasters fueled the Millerite movement, and Miller gained tens of thousands of followers.
T]he Millerite trouble damaged historicism's reputation and helped open the door for a new mode of conservative Protestant eschatology--the futurist schemes of premillennial dispensationalism.
Tapping into the nosological terminology of his time, he labels the Millerite delusion "epidemic or contagious monomania " (p 251).
Thousands of Christians in the Northeast and Midwest found these answers temporarily in the Millerite movement.
Before the Millerite experience, he had attended Baptist and Methodist churches.
Growing up as an orphan in the Millerite household of Richard and Sarah Bartlett, Blair was influenced by the utopian and evangelical religious movements that swept through northern New England in the 1830s and 1840s.
The press soon tagged the followers of William Miller as "Millerites," and the Millerite excitement spread throughout the Northeast.
Fine grained nickel and copper sulphides indentified in petrography included pentlandite, millerite and chalcopyrite in association with pyrrhotite and pyrite.
Cresson was an unstable eccentric who "had been a Shaker, a Millerite, a Mormon, and a Campbellite" and persuaded Secretary of State John C.
When the narrator refers, as he does so often, to the timeless calm and purity of Hilda's rural origins, one wonders if she ever met a Millerite.
Her first major group of writings was printed in 1844 in periodicals of the Millerite movement, whose members expected the second coming of Jesus in the fall of 1844; her last novel, Madonna Hall, The Story of Our Country's Peril, appeared in 1890.