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The Call of the Wild
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minuteness
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The Call of the Wild
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  • Two minutes from the time Curly went down, the last of her assailants were clubbed off.
  • A few minutes later they pulled out from the bank and down the river.

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  • They knew that the time a man could cling to a slippery rock in the face of that driving current was a matter of minutes, and they ran as fast as they could up the bank to a point far above where Thornton was hanging on.
  • The Sounding of the Call When Buck earned sixteen hundred dollars in five minutes for John Thornton, he made it possible for his master to pay off certain debts and to journey with his partners into the East after a fabled lost mine, the history of which was as old as the history of the country.

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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
as in: keep the minutes Define
a written record of what happened at a meeting
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