England vs Mite - What's the difference?
(en proper noun
The region of the island of Great Britain which is to the east of Wales and the south of Scotland; one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom.
* Outside the UK, and even sometimes in England itself (especially historically; less often now), the term England often refers to the UK as a whole. This use is sometimes considered offensive, especially by residents of the other constituent countries of the UK.
A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.
*1803 , William Blake,
*:One mite wrung from the lab'rer's hands
*:Shall buy and sell the miser's lands;
A lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle. Sometimes used adverbially.
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Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=“Well,” I says, “I cal'late a body could get used to Tophet if he stayed there long enough.” ¶ She flared up; the least mite
of a slam at Doctor Wool was enough to set her going.}}
* 1959 , Frances Cavanah, Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance , Project Gutenberg, [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17315/17315-8.txt]:
- "Those trousers are a mite too big, but you'll soon grow into them."
* (small amount) see also .
* widow's mite