What does "minute debris" mean in the context of an avalanche? I can't find it anywhere.

The fragments of ice hit the ground around them. The ground beneath his feet trembled and shifted with the onslaught, and MINUTE DEBRIS filled the air with a haze of icy vapor that stung his face. He could barely see, he was running on instinct, no time to think.

Thank you!

  • 1
    minute sounds like my nute – JuliandotNut Aug 3 '14 at 14:11
  • Perhaps "my newt" would be more user-friendly. – JMB Sep 30 '14 at 12:52
  • 2
    @JMB depends on how well you trained it ;) – J A Terroba Oct 21 '14 at 17:33

'minute' is an adjective and means 'small.'

'debris' is a noun and means:

pieces of wood, metal, brick, etc. that are left after something has been destroyed (see http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/debris).

Together, then, it means 'small + pieces of destroyed things'.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.