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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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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.
There was a flavour and a relish to this small particle of food that under other circumstances it would have been impossible for the most delicate viands to have imparted.
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.
I do not think one could have seen where two particles joined each other with eyes of ordinary shrewdness.
The last least particle of what they consumed was transformed into energy.
At his first arrival he made no scruple of acquainting her with the unfortunate accident; which he made appear very unfortunate indeed, for he totally extracted every particle of what could be called fault, at least in a court of honour, though he left some circumstances which might be questionable in a court of law.
The next day sat Zarathustra again on the stone in front of his cave, whilst his animals roved about in the world outside to bring home new food,--also new honey: for Zarathustra had spent and wasted the old honey to the very last particle.
Just as the particle of water in frost, definitely and unalterably, takes the special form of the crystal of snow, so each new person that arrived at the springs was at once placed in his special place.
Here he looks to find a tiny particle of the demolished larva, ofttimes not more than a speck of moisture.
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.
If they love one another it doesn't matter a particle how old they are nor how poor.
In general, look for the highest percentage of particles removed and the smallest particle size captured.
However, the core blowing system is tailored for particle flows where the characteristics of individual particles are important, such as in sand or lost foam bead flows.
If you are trying to get them to "buy in" to something you created without them, you are in particles.