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  • adjective UK, dialect Holey, cellular.
  • adjective Eye dialect spelling of any.
  • adverb dialect With most, almost
  • adverb dialect Only
  • adjective informal minuscule
  • adverb informal In a very small way.

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Possibly from teeny weeny

Examples

  • They are surprisingly dangerous, I believe the world's 2nd most dangerous animal based on number of human killings per year, however if you stay out of their way, don't go swimming / canoeing in the hippo invested water or stand in their way, I believe there are more scary things to consider, such as eeny weeny little buzzing mosquitoes and apparent hijacks / muggings in Nairobi aka "Nairobbery" (although, touch wood, I haven't experienced these either)!

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  • I looked at the books and went eeny, meeny, miny, moe and picked the one we could do without at the time.

    Mercy Kill

  • I thought they just pulled their names out of a hat or played eeny, meeny, miny, moe to choose.

    Think Progress » Steele on serving as RNC chair: God has ‘placed me here for a reason.’

  • I looked at the books and went eeny, meeny, miny, moe and picked the one we could do without at the time.

    Mercy Kill

  • But why on earth would you assume that victims are chosen by the “eeny-meeny-miney-moe” methodology, when basic logic and an understanding of physics would suggest that a victim who has a significant size/strength disadvantage makes for a least-risk target?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on “Weight Classes” for Prison Inmates

  • Eeny meeny miny mo, catch a trougher by the toe, if she squeals then let her go, eeny meeny miny mo.

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  • I looked at the books and went eeny, meeny, miny, moe and picked the one we could do without at the time.

    Mercy Kill

  • Same with yogurt with a dozen cherries -- forget about the eeny weeny bit of fruit soaked with sugar they put on the bottom.

    Rob Kall: Change is a Bowl of Cherries... With a Pitter

  • Over the course of the album, Cosentino posits herself as a slacker-stoner-loser-loner with the eeny-weeniest of attention spans.

    Album review: Best Coast, "Crazy For You"

  • Over the course of the album, Cosentino posits herself as a slacker-stoner-loser-loner with the eeny-weeniest of attention spans.

    Album review of 'Crazy for You' by Best Coast

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