from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.
- n. Law See residue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The solid material remaining after the liquid in which it was dissolved has been evaporated; a residue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is left after any process of separation or purification; that which remains after certain specified deductions are made; residue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is left after any process; that which remains; a residue.
- n. Specifically, in late, that part of an estate which is left after the payment of charges, debts, and particular bequests; more strictly, the part so left which is effectively disposed of by a residuary clause.
- n. In geology, the insoluble remainder left behind during processes of rock-weathering by the removal of the soluble portion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something left after other parts have been taken away
The residuum is worth the market value of the item (not one-fifth the value).
In 4e, all you need to do is to remove the residuum from the belly, which you may or may not have removed already (I have).
Until those appear, in essance, residuum is just a special kind of very light gold pieces you can exchange for magical effects away from a store.
Also, for some rituals (magic item creation I assume) you have to use residuum, which is the magic dust you get from disenchanting other magic items.
As a consequence, the universal epochÃ© does not serve to establish what it was solely designed to show, namely the residuum thesis.
It has been said, and it is often repeated, that if you strip a Spaniard of his virtues, the residuum will be a Portuguese.
England wanted the Philippines, he would think it what he would term a residuum of normalcy to give them away.
In North Africa the residuum was a remarkable propensity to visions, holy dreams, and the like.
But with a sense of more human dutifulness, Perry recalled his residuum of perception.
Spiritualising will turn out to be very like evaporating, the residuum will be a miserably unsatisfactory something, near akin to nothing, and certainly incapable either of firing its disciples with a desire to spread their faith, if we may call it so by courtesy, or of drawing men to itself.
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