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n.1.(Zool.) A minnow.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"My scissors, please, if you can renounce the great pleasure of persecuting my poor Minny."
"You are going to change Minny's diet, and give him three ratafias soaked in a dessert-spoonful of cream daily?"
He gave me my Minny when I lost Lolo; and papa is very fond of him: he says Tom has excellent principles.
Minny's mistress was charmed; but Minny, who had intrenched himself, trembling, in his basket as soon as the music began, found this thunder so little to his taste that he leaped out and scampered under the remotest chiffonnier , as the most eligible place in which a small dog could await the crack of doom.
"What's the matter, then, Minny?" she said, stooping in answer to some whimpering of that small quadruped, and lifting his glossy head against her pink cheek.
'And I should delight to look round me from the brow of that tallest point: my little pony Minny shall take me some time.'
Come, let us seek for Minny ourselves, and begone.'
Minny is fed up with her frantic Mum and having to look after her siblings--Aisling, who is autistic, and Selena, who's found God, plus baby Raymond.
And yet, when Aibileen and Minny trot out pernicious narratives about black women these racist assumptions go unchecked.
"I don't want to be some skinny Minny with my t**s out.
The Help By Kathryn Stockett Set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early 60s, The Help follows the journey of three women - Aibileen, Minny and Miss Skeeter - as they cope with racial prejudice.