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 for minuscule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minuscule \Mi*nus"cule\, n. [L. minusculus rather small, fr.
     minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Any very small, minute object.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial;
        a manuscript written in such letters.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  minuscule \minuscule\ adj. a.
     Of or relating to a minuscule[2] or of a script written in
     minuscules[2]; of the size and style of minuscules[2];
     written in minuscules[2]; minuscular.
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
           These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the
           earlier uncials.                         --I. Taylor
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to a small cursive script developed from
             uncial; 7th to 9th centuries [syn: minuscule,
             minuscular] [ant: majuscule]
      2: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is
         written all in minuscule letters" [syn: little,
         minuscule, small]
      3: very small; "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of
         rain fell" [syn: minuscule, miniscule]
      n 1: the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a
           compositor's type case [syn: small letter, lowercase,
           lower-case letter, minuscule] [ant: capital, capital
           letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase]
      2: a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th
         and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "minuscule":
     abecedarian, allographic, alphabetic, baby, baby-sized, bantam,
     banty, capital, compact, diminutive, duodecimo, graphemic, handy,
     ideographic, lettered, lexigraphic, literal, logogrammatic,
     logographic, lower-case, majuscule, miniature, miniaturized,
     minikin, minimal, minuscular, pictographic, pocket, pocket-sized,
     pony, small-scale, subminiature, toy, transliterated, twelvemo,
     uncial, upper-case, vest-pocket

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