The convoy halted and, for the next 20 minutes, the Marines traded fire with their unseen attackers.
And the loss continues at the rate of a football-field-sized plot of land every 50 minutes.
About 10 minutes later, official word crossed the wires, and the world heard the astonishing news.
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Soak the cranberries in ¾ cup cranberry juice for 15 minutes.
Remove the roasting pan from the oven and let the brisket rest for 10 minutes.
Who can sympathize with bygones when he is counting the minutes that are to make him one of them?
A solemn sacrifice, performed in state, You drink by measure, and to minutes eat.
A person will die in 20 to 30 minutes after being bitten by a mamba.
I railed at them for a couple of minutes, but it was mostly unfair.
The gold and crimson and purple softened as the minutes passed.
"record of proceedings," c.1710, perhaps from Latin minuta scriptura "rough notes," literally "small writing;" see minute (adj.). Minute "rough draft" is attested from c.1500.
"sixtieth part of an hour or degree," late 14c., from Old French minut (13c.) or directly from Medieval Latin minuta "minute, short note," from Latin minuta, noun use of fem. of minutus "small, minute" (see minute (adj.)). In Medieval Latin, pars minuta prima "first small part" was used by mathematician Ptolemy for one-sixtieth of a circle, later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second (n.)). German Minute, Dutch minuut also are from French. Used vaguely for "short time" from late 14c. As a measure expressing distance (travel time) by 1886. Minute hand is attested from 1726.
early 15c., "chopped small," from Latin minutus "little, small, minute," past participle of minuere "to lessen, diminish" (see minus). Meaning "very small in size or degree" is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.