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  • n. A minute and tedious discourse on trifling things.
  • n. crystallography

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A minute and tedious discourse on trifling things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, minute and detailed description.

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  • A minute and tedious discourse on trivial matters.

    May 12, 2008