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The grey beards wag, the bald heads nod,
And gather thick as bees,
To talk electrons, gases, God,
Old nebulae, new fleas.
Each specialist, each dry-as-dust
And professorial oaf,
Holds up his little crumb of crust
And cries, 'Behold the loaf!'

Eden Philpotts

CST approved

Min"i*a*ture ,Minium.]


Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediaeval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.


Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.


Lettering in red; rubric distinction.



A particular feature or trait.




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Min"i*a*ture, a.

Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.


© Webster 1913.

Min"i*a*ture, v. t.

To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.


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