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

  Picayune \Pic`a*yune"\, n. [From the language of the Caribs.]
     A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See
     Fippenny bit. [Local, U.S.]
     [1913 Webster]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  picayune
      adj 1: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
             sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
             lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at
             war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over
             niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises";
             "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal
             may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune
             infraction" [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian,
             little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty,
             picayune, trivial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "picayune":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bagatelle, bauble,
     bean, bibelot, bickering, bit, brass farthing, button, captious,
     caviling, cent, choplogic, curio, cursory, depthless, detailed,
     equivocatory, evasive, exact, farce, farthing, feather, few, fig,
     finicky, fleabite, folderol, footling, fribble, frippery, full,
     fussy, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, hairsplitting, halfpenny,
     hedging, hill of beans, immateriality, inconsequence, inconsequent,
     inconsequential, inconsequentiality, inconsiderable,
     inconsiderableness, indifference, ineffectuality, inferiority,
     insignificance, insignificant, irrelevance, jerkwater, jest, joke,
     kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, little, littleness,
     logic-chopping, low, low priority, marginality, meager, measly,
     meticulous, miniature, minikin, minute, mockery, molehill,
     negligibility, negligible, nice, niggling, nit-picking,
     no great shakes, one-horse, paltering, paltry, particular,
     peppercorn, pettifogging, pettiness, petty, picayunish,
     picayunishness, piddling, piffling, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick,
     pokiness, poky, precise, puniness, punk, puny, pussyfooting,
     quibbling, rap, red cent, row of pins, rush, secondariness,
     shallow, shit, short, shuffling, skin-deep, slightness, small,
     small-beer, small-time, smallness, snap, sneeshing, sou, special,
     specific, straw, superficial, tinhorn, tiny, toy, trichoschistic,
     trifle, trifling, trinket, trivial, triviality, tuppence,
     two cents, two-bit, two-by-four, twopence, unimportance,
     unimpressiveness, unnoteworthiness, whim-wham
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Picayune, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    10535
     Housing Units (2000): 4568
     Land area (2000):     11.763019 sq. miles (30.466079 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.040986 sq. miles (0.106154 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.804005 sq. miles (30.572233 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57160
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             30.528089 N, 89.680182 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39466
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Picayune, MS
      Picayune
  

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