minnie


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minnie

(ˈmɪnɪ)
n
a mother
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Not having been in any civilized port for months, the stock of provisions boasted few delicacies; yet Minnie Duncan had managed to devise real feasts for cabin and forecastle.
His wife, Minnie Duncan, was also declared an original, inasmuch as she joyfully shared his vagabond wanderings.
Phillips said Minnie Andrews was a model pupil and there isn't a spark of imagination or life in her.
Phillips to sit with the model Minnie Andrews--she found on her desk a big luscious "strawberry apple.
You are such a comfortable man, you see,' said Minnie.
I left the scarcely-tasted breakfast, and went and rested my head on another table, in a corner of the little room, which Minnie hastily cleared, lest I should spot the mourning that was lying there with my tears.
Playing bumble-puppy with Minnie Beebe, niece to the rector, and aged thirteen--an ancient and most honourable game, which consists in striking tennis-balls high into the air, so that they fall over the net and immoderately bounce; some hit Mrs.
Miss Minnie is not down yet, gentlemen,' said the blushing portress, as they all came together in the garden.
Kitty and Minnie Kirk likewise regard him with affection, and tell all sorts of stories about the plays he invents, the presents he brings, and the splendid tales he tells.
Well, they had no difficulty in recalling that dramatic episode, for it had occurred only a few days before; and a version of it that would have melted the stoniest heart had been presented to every girl in the village by Minnie Smellie herself, who, though it was Rebecca and not she who came off victorious in the bloody battle of words, nursed her resentment and intended to have revenge.
And Minnie wound up the conversation--if so chaotic a series of remarks deserves the name--with "Only think
Minnie happened to be poorly that week and took no lesson, so Uncle Syd was deprived of his last hope, and looked as if his allowance of sunshine had been suddenly cut off.