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Great and small

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

   4. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short;
      as, after a small space. --Shak.

   5. Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud. ``A still,
      small voice.'' --1 Kings xix. 12.

   {Great and small},of all ranks or degrees; -- used especially
      of persons. ``His quests, great and small.'' --Chaucer.

   {Small arms}, muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction
      from cannon.

   {Small beer}. See under {Beer}.

   {Small coal}.
      (a) Little coals of wood formerly used to light fires.
      (b) Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the
          coarser parts by screening.

   {Small craft} (Naut.), a vessel, or vessels in general, of a
      small size.

   {Small fruits}. See under {Fruit}.

   {Small hand}, a certain size of paper. See under {Paper}.

   {Small hours}. See under {Hour}.

   {Small letter}. (Print.), a lower-case letter. See
      {Lower-case}, and {Capital letter}, under {Capital}, a.

   {Small piece}, a Scotch coin worth about 21/4d. sterling, or
      about 41/2cents.

   {Small register}. See the Note under 1st {Register}, 7.

   {Small stuff} (Naut.), spun yarn, marline, and the smallest
      kinds of rope. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

   {Small talk}, light or trifling conversation; chitchat.

   {Small wares} (Com.), various small textile articles, as
      tapes, braid, tringe, and the like. --M`Culloch.
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