what is the meaning of "minute debris"?

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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.

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Giovanna

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1minute sounds like my nute – JuliandotNut – 2014-08-03T14:11:28.803

Perhaps "my newt" would be more user-friendly. – JMB – 2014-09-30T12:52:38.030

2@JMB depends on how well you trained it ;) – J A Terroba – 2014-10-21T17:33:05.847

Answers

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'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'.

AYX.CLDR

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