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- But Legolas stood beside him, shading his bright elven-eyes with his long slender hand, and he saw not a shadow, nor a blur, but the small figures of horsemen, many horsemen, and the glint of morning on the tips of their spears was like the twinkle of minute stars beyond the edge of mortal sight.3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- The Riders of Rohan (40% in)
- For a moment it glimmered, faint as a rising star struggling in heavy earthward mists, and then as its power waxed, and hope grew in Frodo's mind, it began to burn, and kindled to a silver flame, a minute heart of dazzling light, as though Earendil had himself come down from the high sunset paths with the last Silmaril upon his brow.4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (33% in)
There are no more uses of "minuteness" in The Two Towers.
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