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Law of lesser importance

Petty

girl airbrushed beauty, scantily clad in Esquire’s pages. [Am. Lit.: Misc.]
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[that there be] the interposition of a grand jury, by way of presentment or indictment, before the party accused can be required to answer to any capital and infamous crime, charged against him."); Henry Hallam, the Constitutional History of England 231 (1877) (noting that "[t]reason, felonies, and misdemeanors are all indictable offences--every indictable offense falls under one of these three heads," but that "below these indictable offenses there was springing up a class of pettier offences, ...
Magali Pettier, director of Addicted to Sheep, will be in attendance for a post film Q&A.
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Pettier (2012) "Chapter 7 philosophy for children and the developmental process of dialogical critical thinking in groups of preschool children".
But the pro-smoking group Forest has branded the move 'inhumane',' saying going to hospital as a patient or visitor can often be a very stressful experience, and saying it is pettier than banning smoking in pubs, where people can still go outside.
Addicted to Sheep sees filmmaker Magali Pettier document a year in the life of Tom and Kay Hutchinson, and their three children, as they face the remote, challenging wilds of the North Pennines.
Without in the least denying his rancor, and the pettier rages of disappointment that nip away at his lengthening-shortening life, the speaker of these sonnets overcomes his sense of defeat" (Wisse, A Little Love in Big Manhattan, 221).
If Alan Ryan's modest form of self-creation is to succeed, however, it requires a more robust defense against liberalism's pettier tendencies, and against self-creation's tendency to reject liberalism altogether.
How the hell am I going to bake baguettes out of Pettier and lemons?
Because of the mass media outlets - where the people in charge compete with the politicians on who is pettier - we now have to listen to the live transmissions of speeches of hatred, darkness, and death.
Viscosities of the prepolymer and PCC loaded precursor solutions were measured by a Gemini advanced rheometer (Gemini 150--Bohlin Instruments) equipped with a Pettier heating system (Bohlin Instruments) with cone and plate geometry (40 mm, 2 [degrees]) at 25 [degrees] C.
Rand, meanwhile, tells Reader's Digest--style jokes about Washington profligacy and focuses on pettier government spending inefficiencies.