One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who owns a factory fitted with machinery for a particular manufacturing process.‘housing was frequently built by the mill owner and rented to the workers’
- ‘She lives with her husband Avery, a well-off mill owner.’
- ‘Margaret comes to know and respect the ideas and the family life of both mill-hands and mill-owners.’
- ‘The mill owner claims the plant was running at a loss.’
- ‘The onset of a boom meant that millowners were more eager to make profits while they could, rather than engage in a long strike.’
- ‘The museum is the former home of 19th Century mill owner Colonel Edward Akroyd.’
- ‘The government adopted stringent regulations for any sale of flour by private mill owners.’
- ‘The son of a mill-owner, James Stuart received his school education at Madras College, St Andrews.’
- ‘She later worked in the household of a Bradford mill owner.’
- ‘The all-powerful mill owners were forced to grudgingly accept that their workers were entitled to an annual holiday.’
- ‘The mill owners now had access to water from the Canal Corporation's storage reservoirs.’
- ‘Pauper children could be 'apprenticed' to millowners in another town.’
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