Minnie


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Minnie

plays poker to save Jack Johnson’s life. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Girl of the Golden West, Westerman, 361]

Minnie

female saloonkeeper in mining town; never been kissed. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Girl of the Golden West, Westerman, 360–361]
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Bhaer down on his hands and knees, with Tina on his back, Kitty leading him with a jump rope, and Minnie feeding two small boys with seedcakes, as they roared and ramped in cages built of chairs.
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.
As you said we could make a little trip of it, and go over together, if it was done, Minnie and me - and you.
Minnie stayed behind to fold up what they had made, and pack it in two baskets.
I do not mind them - I mind nothing but my grief - and yet I see and know them all; and even in the background, far away, see Minnie looking on, and her eye glancing on her sweetheart, who is near me.
That's right, Minnie, go for her--get her over the shins with the racquet--get her over the shins
Freddy possessed to a high degree the power of lashing little girls to fury, and in half a minute he had transformed Minnie from a well-mannered child into a howling wilderness.
Beebe, just as Lucy, who was nursing the injured Minnie, was in turn lifted off her feet by her brother.
His wife, Minnie Duncan, was also declared an original, inasmuch as she joyfully shared his vagabond wanderings.
On a pinch, Minnie herself could take a wheel, and it was on pinches that she proved herself more dependable at steering than did the native sailors.
Calling each by name, Minnie gave the presents out, accompanying each presentation with some happy remark that added to the glee.
Minnie Duncan started, then glanced at her husband's immobile face, took the cue, and remained silent.