Every passenger on the Swissair flight was given a miniature chocolate football as we approached Basel.
They march in line in the freezing winter like miniature soldiers.
The miniature man in his 50s who is funding the pageant has his makeup done at a funeral parlor.
Underneath, a miniature version of the bug-crazy man is revealed, himself thwacking away in an alternate dimension.
However, the woman kept a bin by her bedside, the kind that is like a miniature dustbin, with a lid.
She thought of the day when she permitted that miniature to be taken from her neck.
This building, by the way, is imitated in miniature from that of Florence.
miniature balls of purple flame erupted from the fire before she could move.
Mrs. Batholommey, he wishes you to have his miniature—with his affectionate regard.
I am a boll, and yet a miniature earth stored with silks and satins, oils of the olives, minerals of all lands.
1580s, "a reduced image," from Italian miniatura "manuscript illumination or small picture," from past participle of miniare "to illuminate a manuscript," from Latin miniare "to paint red," from minium "red lead," used in ancient times to make red ink, a word said to be of Iberian origin. Sense development is because pictures in medieval manuscripts were small, but no doubt there was influence as well from the similar-sounding Latin words that express smallness: minor, minimus, minutus, etc.
"small," 1714, from minature (n.). Of dog breeds, from 1889. Of golf, from 1893.