Definition of New York minute

1. Noun. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat). "If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Exact synonyms: Blink Of An Eye, Flash, Heartbeat, Instant, Jiffy, Split Second, Trice, Twinkling, Wink
Generic synonyms: Bit, Minute, Mo, Moment, Second
Derivative terms: Flash

Definition of New York minute

1. Noun. An instant; a very short time. ¹

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New York minutes
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Literary usage of New York minute

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Inventory of Unpublished Material for American Religious History in by William Henry Allison (1910)
"New York: Minute of a meeting of the trustees of the First Presbyterian Church, Extract from the minutes of the directors of the African School established ..."

2. Guide to the Materials in London Archives for the History of the United by Charles Oscar Paullin, Frederic Logan Paxson (1914)
"Petition of Harvey and Co. to export bar iron to New York; minute export gunpowder to ... Petition of Thomas Mears to export three bells to New York; minute ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1877)
"The controlling stop, or pin, acts upon the New York minute-hand, b.ut the other hand is equally kept right. Such a clock will serve to control in its turn ..."

4. Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year by New-York Historical Society (1871)
"Extracts from Journal of the Provincial Congress of New York. Minute of 6th June 1775. That these Credentials were given at a full meeting of the Delegates ..."

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