small piece

small piece

  • collup - A small piece or slice.
  • cover slip - The small piece of thin glass that goes over the specimen on a microscope slide.
  • brioche - In French, it literally means "split up into small pieces."
  • stamp - Originally meant "crush into small pieces; pound"; its sense of "imprint with design by pressure" came into play in the 16th century—and is the semantic basis of postage stamp.
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Now the little dwarf was getting their dinner ready, and he brought their food upon seven little plates, and their drink in seven little glasses, and set them upon the table, and out of each little plate their sister ate a small piece, and out of each little glass she drank a small drop; but she let the ring that she had brought with her fall into the last glass.
Nothing but a signal interposition of Providence could have preserved us from being bitten by them, or perishing either by weariness or thirst, for sometimes we were a long time without water, and had nothing to support our strength in this fatigue but a little honey, and a small piece of cows' flesh dried in the sun.
At times he would tear off a small piece, and holding it between his paws, and retaining his sedentary position, would feed himself with it, after the fashion of a monkey.
Roker, closing the book, and placing the small piece of paper in Mr.
Within abundance of silver paper was a pretty little Tunbridgeware box, which Harriet opened: it was well lined with the softest cotton; but, excepting the cotton, Emma saw only a small piece of courtplaister.
In the course of his morning's walk he collected two or three small branches from a tree and found a small piece of broken glass, a discovery that quite delighted him.
The first thing he did when he came back into the office was to tear it into small pieces and throw them on the fire.
Mother and I, however, have, fortunately, a great deal of PRACTICE, and we succeeded in making him understand that we wouldn't budge from Paris, and that we would rather be chopped into small pieces than cross that dreadful ocean again.
The Scarecrow will do nicely to start a bonfire, and the tin man can be cut into small pieces and fed to the goats.
To be sure Kit looked out of his window very early that morning to see which way the clouds were flying, and to be sure Barbara would have been at hers too, if she had not sat up so late over-night, starching and ironing small pieces of muslin, and crimping them into frills, and sewing them on to other pieces to form magnificent wholes for next day's wear.
For awhile he gnawed at the bulging, round ends of the large bone, splintering off small pieces between his strong jaws, and sucking at the delicious marrow within; but all the time he cast repeated glances into the village.
Afterwards he tore it into small pieces and threw them into the grate.

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