a small matter

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a small matter

  1. (obsolete) Somewhat; slightly; a little.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World, Dialogue 2:
      [] if that it were possible to remove the impediment of the Air, which resisting penetration, doth some small matter retard and impede the motion of the pendulum.
    • 1788, Philosophical Transactions (Royal Society) 79.4:
      The socket and spindle being a small matter taper.

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