trifle

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trifle

1. a type of pewter of medium hardness
2. articles made from this pewter
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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.
Place the chopped strawberries into a trifle bowl - keep a few back for decoration.
It's a trifle for the rich who live up in the hills, and it's a nonissue for poorer renters, whose buildings don't rely on city trash services.