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  • contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
  • (informal terms) 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"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over nig

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  • larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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  • Petty: Petty may refer to: Bruce Petty (born 1929), Australian political satirist and cartoonist Bryce Petty (born 1991), American football player Dini Petty
  • Richard Petty: see Richard Peddie. For the psychology professor, see Richard E. Petty. Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver
  • Tom Petty: Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known
  • William Petty: see William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne. For other people named William Petty, see William Petty (disambiguation). Sir William Petty FRS (Romsey, 26
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American rock band. For their debut album, see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album). Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from
  • Norman Petty: Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 – August 15, 1984) was an American musician and record producer who is best known for his association with Buddy Holly and
  • Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove: Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove (47°27′56″N 52°42′41″W / 47.46556°N 52.71139°W / 47.46556; -52.71139 NST) is a town of approximately 950 people located
  • Adam Petty: Kyler Petty (July 10, 1980 – May 12, 2000) was a professional racing driver. He was the first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history. Petty was raised
  • Kyle Petty: Kyle Eugene Petty (born June 2, 1960) is an American stock car racing driver. Now retired, he formerly competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and is
  • George Petty: George Brown Petty IV (April 27, 1894 – July 21, 1975) was an American pin-up artist. His pin-up art appeared primarily in Esquire and Fawcett Publications's

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* Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice. - Henry David Thoreau

* To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop


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