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 Min’ute.Miol’nier (3 syl.) [the crusher]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Min’ute Gun.
 
A signal of distress at sea, or a gun fired at the death of a distinguished individual; so called because a minute elapses between each discharge.   1
 


 Min’ute.Miol’nier (3 syl.) [the crusher]. 

 
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