a few stars - несколько звёзд
in a few days - через несколько дней
not a few: several
of few words: not talkative
of many (or few) words: talkative (or not talkative)
precious little/precious few: If you say that there is precious little of something, you are emphasizing that there is very little of it, and that it would be better if there were more. Precious few has a similar meaning.
in a few etc minutes'/days'/weeks' etc time: If you say that something will happen, for example, in a week 's time or in two years ' time, you mean that it will happen a week from now or two years from now.