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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mince.
  • adj. finely chopped
  • adj. minutely subdivided


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  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched off a political firestorm in W.shington when she touched down here in Syria, drawing a strong rebuke from President George W. Bush, who lashed out at what he calls the minced signals a visit by such a high-ranking U.S. official sends to the Syrian leadership, a state sponsor of terror.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2007

  • Then I slice the meat carpaccio thin – minced meat is more usual in a larb, but I do it my teacher's way.

    Cooking up holiday memories

  • But as I beat it with a hand mixer and added powdered sugar, then folded in minced orange peel preserved in Controy, plus some canela molida and finally, some finely chopped Chocolate Mayordomo con Canela, it became very similar to a good cannoli filling.

    Crisp, sweet wafers, cannoli and zarzamoras

  • I have never met a kid that young who even knew what the word minced meant. News

  • This type of offensive word replacement is known as a minced oath or pseudo-profanity or expletive-deletive. » What The Frak? Is It Really Swearing?

  • Maybe the 'minced' fish sticks were cheaper, so to pinch a few pennies, that's what the mom bought.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Geographically we lie between the two nuclear superpowers; we are, in a sense, the ham in the sandwich -- and have no desire to be "minced".

    Canada in World Affairs

  • Make minced pyes of any meat, as you may see in page 232, in the dishes of minced pyes you may use those forms for any kind of minced pies, either of flesh, fish, or fowl, which I have particularized in some places of my Book.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • At luncheon there will be a roast leg of mutton or some such _pièce de résistance_, and a made dish, such as minced veal -- a dish, by the way, not the least understood in this country, where it is horribly mangled -- two hot dishes of meat and several cold, and various sorts of pastry.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • It was Cardinal Newman who first entered a protest against "minced" saints, against the pious and popular custom of chopping up human records into lessons for the devout.

    Americans and Others


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