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  • n. Plural form of appurtenance.
  • n. equipment used for a specific task or purpose; gear

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But none of these could have conceived of life without certain appurtenances of that position to which they and she had been born.

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  • They were, in short, appurtenances of the household.

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  • But this was and is but very dark, in respect of that knowledge of sin with its appurtenances, which is to be obtained.

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  • The more people from Mexico traveled to live and work in the USA, the more they came back with the appurtenances of the North of the Border holiday.

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  • They ... they are appurtenances, and — ­and hereditaments, and such things.


  • Department of the Army symbol and the National symbol (Eagle), and are using military rank, uniforms, insignia and appurtenances in a way that appears inappropriate, Weir wrote to his Army counterpart, who has not responded.

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  • Think of government programs as the biomechanical appurtenances that render the assimilated incapable of independent action.

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  • There were no visible guards or other appurtenances of power.

    The China Challenge

  • The rear was brought up by a black boy of fourteen or fifteen, who carried medicine bottles, a pail of hot water, and various other hospital appurtenances.

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  • The first thermodynamic law of sidekicks tells us that sidekicks make for popular appurtenances in both dramas and comedies because they offer a counterpoint -- often offbeat and comic -- to the hero.

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