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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Remnant


REM'NANT, noun [contracted from remanent. See Remain.]

1. Residue; that which is left after the separation, removal or destruction of a part.

The remnant that are left of the captivity. Nehemiah 1:3.

2. That which remains after a part is done, performed, told or passed.

The remnant of my tale is of a length to tire your patience.

Where I may think the remnant of my thoughts.

REM'NANT, adjective Remaining; yet left.

And quiet dedicate her remnant life to the just duties of a humble wife. [Little used.]