from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to household furniture; hence, ornamental.
- n. An article of household furniture; hence, an ornament.
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At times the river would rise in one of its periodical furies, and sweep away a pier or two with the superincumbent houses; at others the wooden supporters of the structure would catch fire by some untoward event, and the inhabitants had the choice of being fried or drowned, along with their penates and their supellectile property.
Typis exscriptorum ex Libraria quadam supellectile, Norimbergæ collecta et observata, Millenarius
RAWLINSONUS; cujus peritiam in supellectile libraria, animique magnitudinem, nemo fere hominum eruditorum unquam attigit, quod tamen vix agnoscet seculum ingratum.
Imo ne pugnare quidem, sed auro et cuncta supellectile vitam redimere. "