Definition of The Mill on the Floss from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The Mill on the Floss

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a novel (1860) by George Eliot. It is mainly about the relationship between a brother and sister, Tom and Maggie Tulliver, who live in a mill (= a building where grain is ground into flour) on the river Floss. It describes their childhood and a dispute that causes them to separate. The book ends with them happily together again but they are both killed in a flood.