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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remnant  \Rem"nant\  (r?m"nant),  a.  [OF.  remanant,  p.  pr  of 
  remanoir  remaindre.  See  {Remanent},  {Remain}.] 
  Remaining;  yet  left  [R.]  ``Because  of  the  remnant  dregs  of 
  his  disease.''  --Fuller. 
  And  quiet  dedicate  her  remnant  life  To  the  just  duties 
  of  an  humble  wife.  --Prior. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remnant  \Rem"nant\,  n.  [OF.  remanant.  See  {Remnant},  a.] 
  1.  That  which  remains  after  a  part  is  removed,  destroyed, 
  used  up  performed,  etc.;  residue.  --Chaucer. 
  The  remnant  that  are  left  of  the  captivity.  --Neh. 
  i.  3. 
  The  remnant  of  my  tale  is  of  a  length  To  tire  your 
  patience.  --Dryden. 
  2.  A  small  portion;  a  slight  trace;  a  fragment;  a  little  bit; 
  a  scrap. 
  Some  odd  quirks  and  remnants  of  wit.  --Shak. 
  3.  (Com.)  An  unsold  end  of  piece  goods,  as  cloth,  ribbons, 
  carpets,  etc 
  Syn:  Residue;  rest;  remains;  remainder. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  small  part  or  portion  that  remains  after  the  main  part  no 
  longer  exists  [syn:  {leftover}] 
  2:  a  piece  of  cloth  that  is  left  over  after  the  rest  has  been 
  used  or  sold  [syn:  {end},  {remainder},  {scrap},  {oddment}] 

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