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- ‘a smidge over five foot two’another term for smidgen
- ‘There was a pause, as we both finished up the now chocolate chip sundae with a smidge of ice cream, and stared over at the empty wrappers of our snacks; there was nothing left to eat.’
- ‘While the weight has dropped a smidge, to 6.5 oz., the iPAQ has gained its first internal storage slot, which uses the same memory cards used in Palms.’
- ‘It's just a smidge after 7pm and I have been leaked the winners of tonight's ‘prestigious’ TV Week Logie Awards by an industry source.’
- ‘There are minimal white blotches and a smidge of grain in the transfer, but the colors are not as vibrant as expected.’
- ‘She wedged in the remaining smidge of an empty spot next to me, having just arrived to meet a girlfriend for a cocktail or three.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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