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A 1951 article in Science News Letter declared that “thousands of planets are known to circle our sun,” although most are “small fry.”
THE DEFINITION OF PLANET IS STILL A SORE POINT – ESPECIALLY AMONG PLUTO FANSLISA GROSSMANAUGUST 24, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Before the outlaw can comply with this small request the horn sounds again.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
As small letters weary the eye most, so also the smallest affairs disturb us most.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SMALL-FRY

  • bush-league
  • inadequate
  • inconsiderable
  • ineffectual
  • inferior
  • insignificant
  • lesser
  • light
  • limited
  • lower
  • mean
  • minor
  • minor-league
  • minute
  • narrow
  • negligible
  • paltry
  • petty
  • secondary
  • set
  • small-fry
  • small-time
  • trifling
  • trivial
  • unessential
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