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Mill

1/1,000, or 10% of 1% of a measure. Mills are used in the calculation of property taxes. See also: Mill rate.

mill

One-tenth of one cent, or $0.001. Ad valorem (property) taxes are usually expressed in terms of a certain number of mills.A rate of 12.4 mills means that a property assessed for $100,000 would have ad valorem taxes of 12.4 (rate) 0.001 (mill) $100,000 (assessed value) for a tax of $1,240.

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I was shown into a room upstairs, where Miss Mills and Dora were.
Miss Mills was very glad to see me, and very sorry her papa was not at home: though I thought we all bore that with fortitude.
Miss Mills was more than usually pensive when Dora, going to find her, brought her back; - I apprehend, because there was a tendency in what had passed to awaken the slumbering echoes in the caverns of Memory.
When, under cover of the night, I flew to Miss Mills, whom I saw by stealth in a back kitchen where there was a mangle, and implored Miss Mills to interpose between us and avert insanity.
When we cried, and made it up, and were so blest again, that the back kitchen, mangle and all, changed to Love's own temple, where we arranged a plan of correspondence through Miss Mills, always to comprehend at least one letter on each side every day!
Their husbands, you know, are the two principal stockholders in the Mills.
Yes, Miss Mills lets me have a little room up stairs, and there I have my cat and bird, my piano and my posy pots, and live like a queen.
Crown wood is made available to Timmins area mills annually, but that does not mean that the mill holds a commitment for specific trees in a forest nor does it mean that the expected volume can be left and stored in the forest and allowed to accumulate year over year.
plants have recently been combined with Durango's FMT (Fiber Management of Texas) fiber trading operation to help both Durango subsidiaries maximize their ability to collect fiber and supply it to their family of mills.
This deal takes away all the uncertainty that the project had come under," said George Zoffinger, the president of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns the land on which Meadowlands Xanadu is being built and was one of the key state agencies involved in selecting The Mills to develop the site.
A Glimpse of the Future in China: Two New APP Mills," by Nie Xiaorong, Solutions