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Picayune   Listen
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Picayune  n.  A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See Fippenny bit. (Local, U.S.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Picayune" Quotes from Famous Books



... no tears dimmed my eyes, for I felt, with keen indignation, that those wounding tales were false; but there came hours of suffering for me later, when an unsympathetic soldier, nicknamed "Picayune Butler," engaged me in conversation and set ...
— The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate • Eliza Poor Donner Houghton

... which operations said Pillow bore a part, and which account was designed by said Pillow and in due time, over the signature of "Leonidas," partially printed and published in the New Orleans Delta of September 10, 1847, and reprinted entire in the Bulletin and the Daily Picayune of the 15th and 16th of the same month, all this pending the campaign between the forces before mentioned. There were eight different specifications to the second charge, and under the first there were eight different items or headings. The ...
— General Scott • General Marcus J. Wright

... becoming suddenly as grave as the colonel, "I could not believe that any one who cared a picayune for the child could undertake a trust that might bring her into contact with a life and company as rotten as ours. I could not believe that even the most God-forsaken, conceited fool would, for the sake of a little sentimental ...
— Trent's Trust and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... Orleans Monday morning; were met at the train by the president and several members of the Portia Club, and escorted to the residence of Judge Merrick. Each of the daily papers contained lengthy and excellent mention of the lectures. The Picayune said at the ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper



Words linked to "Picayune" :   colloquialism, petty, trivial, piddling, niggling, lilliputian



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