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two-bit

Insignificant. "Two bits" is a term for 25 cents, based on an older division of a dollar into eight "bits." Oh, Frank's just a two-bit criminal—he never could have masterminded an elaborate scheme like this.

two-bit

mod. cheap; small-time. Max is just a two-bit pusher. I want Mr. Big.
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We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
I had been looking about me in the poultry-yard, and was just coming out, when who should I see but Dick Jackson making up to the servants' hall-door with two bits of deal board in his hand, bringing them to father, you may be sure; mother had chanced to send him of a message to father, and then father had bid him bring up them two bits of board, for he could not no how do without them.
The STEAM Carnival was created by Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based engineering and entertainment company that creates high-tech games for clients like Intel and the arcade restaurant Dave & Buster's.
5 dB; HMC230MS8 three bit, 4 to 28 dB; HMC288MS8 three bit, 2 to 14 dB; HMC290 two bit, 2 to 6 dB; and HMC291 two bit, 4 to 12 dB.
Now she owns two Chihuahuas, Sassy and Two Bit, and six pet rats.
A straight-razor shave, the sort old-school barbers used to dole out along with a haircut for two bits, lasts nearly an hour, involves multiple hot towels and lather and costs $55.
Two of the four bits are used to adjust dot size, and the other two bits are used to adjust dot shape.
Many NAND-Flash devices now offer multi-level-charge (MLC) cells that store four charge levels to represent two bits per cell.
But the two bits of, as it were, effaced information--ONE THING and VIET-NAM--and their associations (literality and primacy in the first instance; napalm, self-immolating Buddhist monks, and a lying Texan president in the second) remained as traces of Kawara's earliest work, altering the impression conveyed by the later date paintings, which made up the rest of the show.
To balance a sequence between Os and 1s, von Neumann's algorithm groups the bits into pairs, then discards any pair in which the two bits are the same.
Pei and Oleg Cassini and movie sets for Eraser, Broadway Danny Rose and Two Bits with Al Pacino.
He is also taking two bits of turf with him to ensure he will always have Irish land under his feet.
Putting your two cents in," a universal money metaphor, supposedly is drawn from poker when you had to ante up two bits to gain entry into the game.
Dance companies in Southern California (which has never supported a major resident troupe for long) may be able to cope with one, maybe two bits of bad luck at once, "but any more than that and the situation starts becoming catastrophic," says Michael Alexander, an Aman trustee and former dancer who has made his living within the area's performing arts community since the mid-'60s.