trifle


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trifle

1. a type of pewter of medium hardness
2. articles made from this pewter
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Next, they rigged a table about the centre-pole, and on it placed pewter pitchers, basins, soap, and the whitest of towels-- one set for each man; they pointed to pockets in the tent, and said we could put our small trifles in them for convenience, and if we needed pins or such things, they were sticking every where.
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.
The difference was finally adjusted, by the man who had come out of the cabin knocking the other into it head first, and taking the helm into his own hands, without evincing the least discomposure himself, or causing any in his friend, who, being of a tolerably strong constitution and perfectly inured to such trifles, went to sleep as he was, with his heels upwards, and in a couple of minutes or so was snoring comfortably.
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.
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.
- I wake and sigh, And sleep to dream till day Of truth that gold can never buy - Of the trifles that it may.
"My dear Laura, the merest trifles are of importance where Anne Catherick is concerned.
Perhaps my sad life, far away from home and friends, makes me sensitive to trifles. Do you think so, Mr.
I kept weeping about trifles, yet could not say why I was grieved.