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Minutes

 

(Russian, protokol), a document containing a record of all that occurred at a meeting.

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"Twenty-six minutes thirteen seconds," replied the methodical Nicholl.
But still the minutes passed by and the hours, and still hours more, and his misery and horror grew and were more and more intense.
I had a very good mouth -- that is I could be guided by the slightest touch of the rein; and that is a great thing in London, among carriages, omnibuses, carts, vans, trucks, cabs, and great wagons creeping along at a walking pace; some going one way, some another, some going slowly, others wanting to pass them; omnibuses stopping short every few minutes to take up a passenger, obliging the horse that is coming behind to pull up too, or to pass, and get before them; perhaps you try to pass, but just then something else comes dashing in through the narrow opening, and you have to keep in behind the omnibus again; presently you think you see a chance, and manage to get to the front, going so near the wheels on each side that half an inch nearer and they would scrape.
"If there is a drop of red blood in the man the count will break in upon a very pretty love scene in about fifteen minutes from now.
I been setting here talking with you all night till you went to sleep about ten minutes ago, and I reckon I done the same.
"He said that those five minutes seemed to him to be a most interminable period, an enormous wealth of time; he seemed to be living, in these minutes, so many lives that there was no need as yet to think of that last moment, so that he made several arrangements, dividing up the time into portions--one for saying farewell to his companions, two minutes for that; then a couple more for thinking over his own life and career and all about himself; and another minute for a last look around.
But I did not know then, that fifteen years later I should still in my imagination see Liza, always with the pitiful, distorted, inappropriate smile which was on her face at that minute.
And in thirty minutes them cottontails-- financiers, some folks call them--bid up Little Copper to sixty.
`It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and there was silence for some minutes.
In ten minutes more Jurgis had pulled off his coat and overshirt, and set his teeth together and gone to work.
But within that minute a crosstown car had stopped directly in front of the cab.
The impertinence of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.