Taking mincing steps so that the water wouldn't slosh out of the buckets, she worked her way toward the barn door.
In Mincing Lane are the commercial salerooms. Besides the Bank of England there are many banking houses; and the name of Lombard Street, commemorating the former money dealers of Lombardy, is especially associated with them.
Soon after, she began to vary her steps from large to small, and little mincing steps were "very small."
Simple souls found their spiritual pasture in little mincing "devotions"; while robuster minds built up for themselves a natural moralistic religion, quite as close to Epictetus as to Christianity.