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minette

[mi-net] /mɪˈnɛt/
noun, Petrology
1.
a syenitic lamprophyre composed chiefly of orthoclase and biotite.
Origin of minette
1875-1880
1875-80; < German < French; see mine2, -ette
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  • Possibly, too, the fellow may be an admirer of minette, and the thing may be this outcome of jealousy.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • Pierre is just saying that he thinks the American is capable of marrying minette.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • Gladys was as bright and busy as a queen-bee, and minette was all tears and smiles.

    Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale
  • "Father, you must come with us to his lodgings," minette exclaimed.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • He heard minette cry in a loud clear voice, "Vive la Commune!"

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • He is not dead, minette, the wound is not likely to be fatal, he is only hit in the shoulder.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • When Gladys returned to the sitting-room, upon a cry from minette, she found Netta in a swoon.

    Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale
  • minette ceased to struggle, and burst into a passion of tears.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • minette gave the letters to Rowland, and then went to kiss her grandmother, who began to cry when she saw her.

    Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale
  • With these preliminary remarks, I leave Miss minette to tell her own story.

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