Definitions

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  • n. A small property that is a subsidiary part of a larger estate; an appurtenance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An appendage; something dependent on another; an appurtenance; a pendant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small piece of ground, either depending on a larger farm or let separately by the owner; a croft.
  • n. Hence Generally, an appendage.

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Examples

  • By noon we had come in sight of the mill: a great brown building, half-way up the hill, big as a factory, two stories high, and with tanks and ladders along the roof; which, as a pendicle of Silverado mine, we held to be an outlying province of our own.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • When the present Laird of Strowan negotiated at a high price the purchase of this piece of land, he received with "the bellman's pendicle" the bell itself as the charter of the feu lands, and as custodier of all rights of the same.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • Although now desolate, and appearing as a pendicle to an adjacent farm-steading, the old Kirk of Kinkell occupies a beautiful site in the valley, on a knoll, close by the river, and the kirkyard is still occasionally used.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • It is with this sole purpose, and disclaiming all intention of purchasing that pendicle or poffle of land called the Carlinescroft, lying adjacent to my garden, and measuring seven acres, three roods, and four perches, that I have committed to the eyes of those who thought well of the former tomes, these four additional volumes of the Tales of my Landlord.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Janet was afraid I would not be satisfied, because it is not exactly part of Croftangry; but I stopped her doubts by assuring her it had been part and pendicle thereof in my forefather’ time, which passed very well.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • And he that loses seeks, "whatever was part or pendicle of the coat at the time of purchase, when it hung exposed for sale over the white-headed Welshman's little finger, became, according to the law of nature and nations, as James Batter wisely observed, part and pendicle of the property of me, Mansie Wauch, the legal purchaser.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • And he that loses seeks, "whatever was part or pendicle of the coat at the time of purchase, when it hung exposed for sale over the white-headed Welshman's little finger, became according to the law of nature and nations, as James Batter wisely observed, part and pendicle of the property of me, Mansie Wauch, the legal purchaser.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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