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minute
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
minute size
Definition
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
  • But afterward Clive Paxton walked in his garden, scrutinizing his lilacs and althea for minute flaws, giving orders, critically turning loose earth with his foot.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (19% in)
minute = small
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He saw himself walking along a beach where the sand was tiny grits of color, blue and green and deep red and yellow, like minute pieces from a stained-glass window.
    1 — The Watchdog (19% in)
  • minute = very small
  • A minute crack.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (33% in)
minute = small
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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2  —1 use as in:
keep the minutes
Definition
a written record of what happened at a meeting
  • He shall attend all meetings of stock-holders and of the Board of Directors and keep the minutes thereof.
    14 — The Wilderness (12% in)
minutes = formal notes (of a meeting)
There are no more uses of "minutes" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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