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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.
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.
Here he looks to find a tiny particle of the demolished larva, ofttimes not more than a speck of moisture.
There was no cohesion among the particles, and it could not be moulded into snow- balls.
Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.
I do not think one could have seen where two particles joined each other with eyes of ordinary shrewdness.
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. Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings.
I opened my mouth wide, and my lungs saturated themselves with fresh particles.
thought I, ha, as the flying particles almost choked me, are these ashes from that destroyed city, Gomorrah?
When water is warmed-- that is to say, when heat is added to it--its particles are set in motion."
Heat is but the motion of atoms, a simple oscillation of the particles of a body.
The mass consisted of rounded, semi-transparent, irregular grains, aggregated together into particles of various sizes.
[USPRwire, Thu Feb 21 2019] In-situ particle measurement is a method to determine the size of the particles in a liquid or solid particulate matter.
[ClickPress, Thu Feb 21 2019] In-situ particle measurement is a method to determine the size of the particles in a liquid or solid particulate matter.
As one of the important forces of particle manipulation, dielectrophoretic (DEP) force has been drawing much attention in recent years.
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