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  • n  the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe

  • To keep a home running in the corporate style and be responsible for the upbringing of two children are not easy tasks and certainly not "de minimus," as Gary Wendt claims.
  • The troupe is small and select, a circus minimus with only 63 performers chosen from 7,000 who tour Russia in multiple subdivisions of the state circus.
  • This proposal would also allow LIS plans to waive a de minimus amount of their premiums if they fall above the low-income subsidy benchmarks.

  • Mitch Daniels in Reuters
    Daniels added: "In addition, the opinion says that the management firm may not receive more than 'a de minimus interest in the profits and losses of the business.'"
  • Peter Roskam in New York Times (blog)
    I think what the majority is laying out is kind of a happy life of low expectations,said Representative Peter Roskam, a Republican from Illinois, during the debate over the bill. "This is so narrowly crafted and so de minimus and being...

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