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MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree.
     2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure.

MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up.
     2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413.
     3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. See 23 Pick. R. 184.

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Jerry of course came back to the stand, but in about ten minutes one of the shopmen called him, so we drew up to the pavement.
In ten minutes more Jurgis had pulled off his coat and overshirt, and set his teeth together and gone to work.
It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes.
I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another
Very grave ones; the natives are surrounding us in their canoes, and in a few minutes we shall certainly be attacked by many hundreds of savages.
I suppose it took her a minute or so to traverse the place, but to me she seemed to shoot across the room like a rocket.
After looking at me calmly for half a minute, he began turning round again.
Crimsworth's gig turn into the yard, and in a minute or two he entered the counting-house.
Upon examining it I discovered that one of the raisin stems which I had been filliping about the room during the discourse of the Angel of the Odd, had flown through the fractured crystal, and lodging, singularly enough, in the key-hole, with an end projecting outward, had thus arrested the revolution of the minute hand.
Oh, I'll write you a new one in half a minute," said the prince, "if you like
we'll tack it up in one minute," said the resolute Dunyasha taking a needle that was stuck on the front of her little shawl and, still kneeling on the floor, set to work once more.
One who wishes to save the honor of your name takes this means to warn you that the sanctity of your home is this minute in jeopardy.