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the patter of tiny feet

The sound of young children, especially in one's home. It was devastating to learn I couldn't conceive, after dreaming for years of hearing the patter of tiny feet.
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patter of tiny feet

the sound of young children; having children in the household. I really liked having the patter of tiny feet in the house. Darling, I think we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

the patter of tiny feet

used to refer to the expectation of the birth of a baby.
2002 Pride If, like me, you find yourself single in the penultimate year of your twenties and the only patter of tiny feet is your neighbour's cat, then chop, chop ladies—so much to do so little time.
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the patter of tiny ˈfeet

(informal or humorous) a way of referring to children when somebody wants, or is going to have, a baby: We can’t wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

patter of tiny feet

n. the sound of young children; having children in the household. Darling, I think we’re going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny
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Tiny began his newspaper career as an 8-year-old selling the Portland Telegram for a nickel on the streets of Eugene in 1923.
In a matter of months, this tiny project delivered a powerful capability using less money than Pachyderm spends by lunchtime every day of the year for two years straight The larger effort?
Although the laws of physics remain the same for swimmers big and small, being as tiny as a bacterium makes them seem dramatically changed.
Someday, tiny sweepers might gather atoms together to form wires.
Tiny Software recently released Tiny Firewall 64, which is claimed to be the first native firewall and system protection solution for 64-bit Windows operating systems.
Christine, 47, who types the village newsletter, claims she "bribed" everyone she knew to vote for Tiny.
The artist's untroubled creative id was particularly vivid in the dozens of discrete objects that populated a wall of small shelves, delicately cloddish sculptures looking like something from the workroom of Franz West's little sister: tiny houses and containers and doll-like protuberances, all made from ad hoc combinations of craft-basket bits and bobs in taffy pinks, baby blues, and creamy yellows, sewn and glued and pinned together, then sugarcoated with glitter and lace.
There the larva attaches and builds a tiny cup-shaped house by secreting a hard skeleton of limestone, a rock made of the chemical compound calcium carbonate.
But how truly different this is from tiny human embryos actually being produced to be destroyed, ostensibly to help us.
The congregation's support in donations of time, talents and materials was key to Tiny Tots' initial success.
Time bought the business and certain assets of Surrey-based Tiny Computers after parent company OT Computers called in administrators Grant Thornton.
Customers buying a Tiny PC will now have Tiscali instead of Tiny Online pre-installed on their systems.
Three tiny temperature sensors on the strip report every incident of cessation of breathing to a tiny processor, also located on the strip.
This essay argues that Stuart fairy poetry rooted in Shakespeare's innovative representation of tiny, consumeristic fairies, attempts to indigenize new forms of elite material display.
Philips Semiconductors, an affiliate of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) announces that it has developed a way of making a new generation of tiny video cameras with high picture quality.