trifle

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trifle

1. a type of pewter of medium hardness
2. articles made from this pewter
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Few husbands, I assure you, make the discovery in such good season, and still fewer complain that these trifles are concealed too long.
You come with such trifles, my good sir, it's scarcely worth anything.
The Count had looked up with his customary kindness, and had mentioned with his habitual attention to her in the smallest trifles, that he and his friend were going out together for a long walk.
When we had finished the rounds, however, he called for remuneration--said he hoped the gentlemen would give him a trifle in the way of a few piastres (equivalent to a few five cent pieces.
One of you is a trifle too old for that sort of work, and the other a trifle too young.
Pengarth, who was a trifle nervous, preferred to stand.
Her clothes were country-made, but perfect as regarded fit and trimness, her beflowered hat was worn with a touch of coquettish grace, a trifle un-English, but very delightful.
His assertion that a peculiarly susceptible subject may be kept in the realm of the unreal for weeks, months, and even years, dominated by whatever delusions and hallucinations the operator may from time to time suggest, is a trifle disquieting.
I can't charge my memory, Sergeant," he said, "a mere trifle--a mere trifle.
In all my experience along the dirtiest ways of this dirty little world, I have never met with such a thing as a trifle yet.
He became a trifle less dreary; and he looked much as he had looked when he noticed the white musk rose in the flower-garden.
Carefully spoon over the top of the trifles, then decorate with raspberries and kiwi fruit.