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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Boyd, Minnie, and Captain Dettmar were the only whites on board, though Lorenzo, the small and greasy engineer, laid a part claim to white, being a Portuguese half-caste.
Calling each by name, Minnie gave the presents out, accompanying each presentation with some happy remark that added to the glee.
Minnie Andrews is a very nice little girl--although she has no imagination--but after having been Diana's busum friend I cannot be Minnie's.
Perhaps Anne caught something of the "model" spirit from Minnie Andrews; at least she got on very well with Mr.
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.
Minnie coloured a little, and the other two girls smiled at one another.
"Well, if they are coming-- No, Minnie, not Saturn." Saturn was a tennis-ball whose skin was partially unsewn.
That's right, Minnie, go for her--get her over the shins with the racquet--get her over the shins!"
She wasn't there, but Minnie, who is a little old woman, introduced me very prettily.
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.
And Minnie wound up the conversation--if so chaotic a series of remarks deserves the name--with "Only think!
Polly did not return to her favorite walk till she learned from Minnie that "Uncle" had really left town, and then she found that his friendly company and conversation was what had made the way so pleasant after all.