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(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

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Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.
At first, Toby with a degree of fastidiousness that seemed to me ill-timed, was for picking out the minute particles of tobacco with which the spongy mass was mixed; but against this proceeding I protested, as by such an operation we must have greatly diminished its quantity.
They had anchored by night so as not to neglect a particle of the shore line, and it had happened that the preceding night had brought them off the very beach where lay the little camp they sought.
There was no cohesion among the particles, and it could not be moulded into snow- balls.
He assured me "that this invention had employed all his thoughts from his youth; that he had emptied the whole vocabulary into his frame, and made the strictest computation of the general proportion there is in books between the numbers of particles, nouns, and verbs, and other parts of speech.
Heat is but the motion of atoms, a simple oscillation of the particles of a body.
thought I, ha, as the flying particles almost choked me, are these ashes from that destroyed city, Gomorrah?
I opened my mouth wide, and my lungs saturated themselves with fresh particles.
Another year's instalment of flowers, leaves, nightingales, thrushes, finches, and such ephemeral creatures, took up their positions where only a year ago others had stood in their place when these were nothing more than germs and inorganic particles.
The only motion in the air was that of the dripping, microscopic particles of drizzling mist.
These artists will take particles of stone or glass no larger than a mustard seed, and piece them together on a sleeve button or a shirt stud, so smoothly and with such nice adjustment of the delicate shades of color the pieces bear, as to form a pigmy rose with stem, thorn, leaves, petals complete, and all as softly and as truthfully tinted as though Nature had builded it herself.
I do not think one could have seen where two particles joined each other with eyes of ordinary shrewdness.
This, in effect, would be chemical grafting of the polyurethane to the particle surface.
0 g/ml or less, the particle diameter ratio of the insulating inorganic fine particles to the conductive particles is 1/100 or less, and the insulating inorganic fine particles adhere to the surfaces of the conductive particles, wherein the coated conductive powder satisfies n = 4x104 to 3x1010, in the following formula: the amount of the insulating inorganic fine particles added (g) with respect to 1 g of the conductive particles n x(r23xd2)/(r13xd1) where n is a constant; r1 is a radius of the conductive particles; dl is a specific gravity of the conductive particles; r2 is a radius of the insulating inorganic fine particles; and d2 is a specific gravity of the insulating inorganic fine particles.
of Edinburgh, UK) serve as a synthetic review of the current state of the science of particle toxicology, covering all particle types.
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