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  • noun Plural form of aftergrowth.


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  • In fact, if a man be castrated before reaching puberty, the later growths of hair never come at all; and, if the operation take place subsequently, the aftergrowths, and these only, shed off; or, rather, two of the growths shed off, but not that on the pubes.

    The History of Animals

  • Sylvia was religious in an honest vaguely devotional kind of way, and did not like to hear her beliefs spoken of as mere aftergrowths, but it was at least something new and hopeful to hear Dead Mortimer speak with such energy and conviction on any subject.

    The Chronicles of Clovis

  • He also published verses much later, and did not die till 1695, being the latest lived of any man who has a claim to appear in this book, but his aftergrowths were not happy.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • Yet even these pure monuments have been combined with modern aftergrowths, as in the case of the Propylyoea, of which multitudes doubt [Mr. Mure in particular] whether they can now be detached from the connection with effect.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2

  • [48] alike, including even the works of men's hands, were believed to be endowed with animation, and the world was "full of souls" -- that mood in which the old Greek gods were first begotten, and which had many strange aftergrowths.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style


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