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Noun1.mill-girl - a girl who works in a millmill-girl - a girl who works in a mill    
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
factory worker, mill-hand - a workman in a mill or factory
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1979 Dame Gracie Fields, the Lancashire mill-girl who sang her way into the hearts of millions, died at her Capri home aged 81.
The Annie McLeod Experience is an innovative trip that tells the story of the ghost of a mill-girl as she goes back in time to the days of the working mill.
It illuminates the lives of a number of compelling individuals, like former Lowell mill-girl Susan Parson Brown who lived with a diverse group of boarders in Boston and seemed to consider the other residents part of her "family." She ultimately married a fellow boarder and then opened a boardinghouse of her own.
Yet neither is Larcom meant to be a mill-girl all her days.
The book begins as the teenage Sabra arrives in Lowell to begin her mill-girl career; it follows her through her common-law marriage--to a young idealist, a believer in American dreams who dies while mining gold in California--and the births and teenage years of her two children.