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Word: minutiae

Definition: petty or trivial details; CF. minutia


Sentences Containing 'minutiae'

During their work for Epic Comics, Klein recalls, "There was a memorable lunch with editor Archie Goodwin and Elaine where she and I went on and on about the minutiae of the lettering while Archie just nodded, looking a bit stunned that there could be so much to say about it."
In one hundred and sixty pages, "The James Bond Dossier" methodically catalogues and analyses the activities and minutiae of secret agent 007: the number of men he kills, the women he loves, the villains he thwarts, and the essential background of Ian Fleming's Cold War world of the 1950s.
Its use is discovered in the Grim Grotto, as it is quoted in the poem found in "Mushroom Minutiae", a mycology book: In "The End", horseradish was intended by the Baudelaire parents (who were the founders of the island) used in conjunction with apples to create a hybridized apple tree which would cure islanders who are affected by the fungus.
The English art critic John Ruskin examined his work at length under a magnifying glass, "marvelling at Meissonier's manual dexterity and eye for fascinating minutiae".
The following is a passage from "Mushroom Minutiae" (a fictional book of mushroom science quoted in "The Grim Grotto"): "The Grim Grotto, located in propinquity to Anwhistle Aquatics, has appropriately wraithlike nomenclature, with roots in Grecian mythology, as this conical cavern is fecund with what is perhaps the bugaboo of the entire mycological pantheon.
The roles of the Chief of Staff are both managerial and advisory and can include the following It is possible that a powerful Chief of Staff with a "hands-off" president (who decides not to become involved in the minutiae of government), can become a de facto Prime Minister.

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