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small stuff

noun, Nautical.
small cordage, as marlines, yarns, etc.
Origin of small stuff
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And a black bear too, and a moose, and some sheep, and a lot of small stuff like that.

  • Those logs are thick, they won't light easy, and it's only a little pile of small stuff that's burning.

  • Then, as the awful sounds died away, save for the patter of small stuff on the cabin roof, he breathed naturally again.

  • There were charred stumps, and the growth was small stuff, with some saplings pushing up through.

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British Dictionary definitions for small stuff

small stuff

(nautical) any light twine or yarn used aboard ship for serving lines, etc
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