One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small European freshwater fish of the sculpin family, having a broad flattened head and most active at night.Also called bullhead
- ‘Lampreys and miller's thumbs may not be caught but poisoning by liquid manure or destruction of their environment by modern land drainage schemes goes unpunished.’
- ‘Also in the river are miller's thumbs and lamprey, a prehistoric fish, that buries into silt when young and behaves like a worm.’
- ‘They are also called miller's thumbs in some parts of the country.’
- ‘There's also the problem that in streams with lots of miller's thumbs, rocks to hide under are the limiting factor.’
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