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The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
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minuteness
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
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  • The story begins on an afternoon when Edmund and Lucy were stealing a few precious minutes alone together.
  • The ship seemed to move uneasily as if she felt danger behind he The sail would be flat and limp one minute and wildly the next.

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  • But Caspian hustled them on and in a few minutes Lucy found herself passing through the door into the stern cabin.
  • In less than a minute Eustace was wet to the skin and half blinded with such rain as one never sees in Europe.
  • Nothing in the minutes.
  • That was why, in spite of having no sealegs, it took him less than a minute to get off that forecastle and cover the whole length of the deck and burst in at the cabin door — still hotly pursued by Reepicheep.
  • This showed, by the way, that his new life, little as he suspected it, had already done him some good; the old Eustace, Harold and Alberta’s Eustace, would have given up the climb after about ten minutes.
  • In a minute or two I just stepped out of it.
  • Then, for a dreadful minute, everyone was still, staring up at its eyes and mouth and wondering where it would pounce.
  • For several minutes he did not dare to move a muscle.

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  • "But they can’t be rocks," Drinian was saying, "because they weren’t there five minutes ago."
  • Everyone agreed to this and after about fifteen minutes they were at the source of the second river.
  • It was written, not printed; written in a clear, even hand, with thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes, very large, easier than print, and so beautiful that Lucy stared at it for a whole minute and forgot about reading it.
  • One minute they talk as if I ran everything and overheard everything and was extremely dangerous.
  • "Five minutes, perhaps," whispered Drinian.
  • Edmund, who had been looking more and more uncomfortable for the last few minutes, now spoke.
  • In a few minutes the Dawn Treader had come round and everyone could see the black blob in the water which was Reepicheep.
  • At one minute the gilded stern, the blue sea, and the sky, were all in broad daylight: next minute the sea and sky had vanished, the stern lantern — which had been hardly noticeable before — was the only thing to show where the ship ended.
  • At one minute the gilded stern, the blue sea, and the sky, were all in broad daylight: next minute the sea and sky had vanished, the stern lantern — which had been hardly noticeable before — was the only thing to show where the ship ended.
  • It was strange, considering how small the pictures had looked at first, that the Lucy in the picture now seemed quite as big as the real Lucy; and they looked into each other’s eyes and the real Lucy looked away after a few minutes because she was dazzled by the beauty of the other Lucy; though she could still see a sort of likeness to herself in that beautiful face.
  • There was about half a minute’s silence and then, with a great clatter of armour, the whole crew were tumbling down the main hatch as quick as they could and flinging themselves on the oars to row as they had never rowed before; and Drinian was swinging round the tiller, and the boatswain was giving out the quickest stroke that had ever been heard at sea.

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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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