small stuff
noun Date: 1846 small rope (as spun yarn or marline) usually identified by the number of threads or yarns which it contains

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  • Small stuff — Stuff Stuff, n. [OF. estoffe, F. [ e]toffe; of uncertain origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t. Cf. {Stuff}, v. t.] 1. Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture. [1913 Webster] For the stuff they had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Small stuff — Small Small (sm[add]l), a. [Compar. {Smaller}; superl. {Smallest}.] [OE. small, AS. sm[ae]l; akin to D. smal narrow, OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal, Goth. smals small, Icel. smali smal cattle, sheep, or goats; cf. Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Small-stuff — is a nautical and knot tying term for thin string or twine, as opposed to the thick, heavy ropes that are more often used in sailing. It is commonly used in a whipping to bind the ends of ropes to prevent fraying.Historically, the term referred… …   Wikipedia

  • small stuff — noun any light rope used on shipboard • Hypernyms: ↑rope • Hyponyms: ↑marline, ↑seizing, ↑spun yarn * * * noun : spun yarn, marline …   Useful english dictionary

  • small stuff — Naut. small cordage, as marlines, yarns, etc. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • small stuff — noun A nautical and knot tying term for thin string, as opposed to the thick, heavy ropes that are more often used in sailing. It is commonly used in a whipping knot to bind the ends of ropes to prevent fraying …   Wiktionary

  • don't sweat the small stuff — don t sweat the ˈsmall stuff idiom (NAmE, informal) used to tell sb not to worry about small details or unimportant things Main entry: ↑sweatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweat the Small Stuff — is a standup comedy special performed by Kevin James of King of Queens . It has been seen on Comedy Central and released on DVD. James performs standup on various subjects based on annoyances of everyday life, hence the title …   Wikipedia

  • Don't sweat the small stuff. — American, informal something that you say in order to tell someone not to worry about things that are not important. Don t sweat the small stuff, Sam. It s just office gossip no one takes it seriously …   New idioms dictionary

  • don't sweat the small stuff — (USA) This is used to tell people not to worry about trivial or unimportant issues …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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