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a shade

A little bit; slightly: a sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.
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A crown of woven cocoa-nut leaves is also worn as a shade for the eyes.
If they sell two hundred more cakes this month and next, they can have the lamp by Christmas," Rebecca answered, "and they can get a shade by summer time; but I'm afraid I can't help very much after to-day, because my aunt Miranda may not like to have me.
SAN DIEGO - Right-hander Eric Gagne was a shade more than 3 years old when Rickey Henderson scored his first major-league run June 27, 1979.
They can be made up in single, bifocal or varifocal lenses and you can even select the lens colour from a shade card.
The Ports, hosting the JetHawks in a three-game series beginning tonight, were eighth in the 10-team league attracting a shade below 1,200 customers a game.
Bond's ability to record strikeouts throwing a fastball that tops out a shade below 90 mph increases his stock.