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On their small, convulsed faces there shone the grins of true assassins.
Innumerable are the small and pitiable ones; and of many a proud structure, rain-drops and weeds have been the ruin.
As my hands passed over my body they came in contact with pockets and in one of these a small parcel of matches wrapped in oiled paper.
"And your branch store absorbed the profits of the three small ones.
At sunrise the drums beat to arms, the colors were hoisted, with three rounds of small arms and three discharges of cannon.
This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion
For if 'great' is the contrary of 'small', and the same thing is both great and small at the same time, then 'small' or 'great' is the contrary of itself.
I don't believe that small servant ever has anything to eat.'
Let me hear all about it, Small. Give me the facts.'
The Indian children used them in hunting the small game of the neighborhood, such as rabbits and prairie dogs; in which mongrel kind of chase they acquitted themselves with some credit.
Small square rooms were there huddled together in separate groups: some of the doorways were yet standing; they were formed by a cross slab of stone only about three feet high.
"As for the house itself, to be sure," said she, "it is too small for our family, but we will make ourselves tolerably comfortable for the present, as it is too late in the year for improvements.
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction.
Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles.
Next morning when the cows were being driven out, the little peasant called the cow-herd in and said: 'Look, I have a little calf there, but it is still small and has to be carried.' The cow-herd said: 'All right,' and took it in his arms and carried it to the pasture, and set it among the grass.