Teeny

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Teeny

1/16 or 0.0625 of one full point in price. Steenth.

Teenie

1. Prior to decimalization, one-sixteenth of one point. That is, if a stock price falls a teenie, it falls 1/16 of a dollar.

2. After decimalization, one cent.
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"A cup of tea sounds wonderful," answered Grandmama, "but first I must have a teensy-weensy nap."
There is even, theory suggests, a specific, teensy-weensy time interval in which continuous time does not occur (5 x [10.sup.-44] seconds, in case you're counting) and causality hangs its head in embarrassment.
Bent over circuit boards, the girls align teensy-weensy parts without the aid of magnifying mirrors routinely installed for such detailed close work.
For a while there, Bush the Two was running into a couple of teensy-weensy stumbling blocks trying to pawn off his new improved Iraqi invasion plans to any and all appropriate buyers.
In fact you're teensy-weensy." She uses her thumb and index finger to show me how small I am.
She also encourages small group learning, activities in which kids teach one another, and "word wheels" that relate words like "minute" to kid-friendly jargon like "teensy-weensy" and "super-small." It sounds like a lot more work, but changing instruction is not so difficult when teachers "see the payoff," Ford says.
In times such as these, when the more miserable and distant lands seem to disappear from the horizon, it may help us a bit, perhaps a teensy-weensy bit, I would hope, to think of the Paulinas, the Gerardos, the Robertos, of the world--to figure out for ourselves which of these three we most resemble, how much of our secluded lives are expressed in each of these characters and in all of them.
But it is all a teensy-weensy bit over the top and this Forest Of Eden would not look out of place on the set of Jack And A Beanstalk panto.
The lively and passionate book she has written is addressed to all Latinas: to elite Colombianas trapped, as she almost was, in a cycle of suffocating male patronage, female dependency and a dangerous double standard; to "sexually liberated" Cariocas in teensy-weensy "dental floss" bikinis along the beaches of Avenida Atlantica in Rio de Janeiro, unaware that their macho macho boyfriend may have had unprotected anal sex the night before with an anonymous male partner; and to the Peruvian and Ecuadorian daughters of good families brought by their anxious mothers to a posh but probably unlicensed clinic in Flushing, Queens, to have their "ruptured" hymens surgically repaired and their virginity restored.
* A fax from Al Whitehurst, who works in Tucson, Ariz., notes, "Here's a follow-up to the meaning of factoid, explored in your June/July 1993 column: CNN, the cable news network, regularly flashes bits of information under the title 'factoid.' Notwithstanding Norman Mailer's clever coinage of the word, factoid has begun to mean, as you saw it in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, a teensy-weensy fact.
The court, bless its heart, ruled that when the law says "no carcinogens" it means no carcinogens, not even a teensy-weensy bit.
MVP knows whereof he speaks, but even those of us with teensy-weensy piggy banks understand where he's coming from.