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  • n. Plural form of remnant.


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  • They have been suggesting throughout this morning that this attack may have been waged by what they called remnants of Greece's deadliest terrorism organize called November 17.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2007

  • They have been suggesting throughout the day, this morning, that the attack may have been waged by what they called remnants of Greece's deadliest terrorist organization, November 17.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2007

  • Remember how you had to siphon the soggy-cheese remnants from the inevitable hole in the bottom?

    Tyler goes to 7-11 for nachos

  • I divided the goods up amongst the huddled masses - my Dad et al on one hand, Andrew on the other, and the remnants from the batch probably winding up in the stomach of one particular co-worker of my mom's (who we swear is stalking her - or has cookie-radar built into his glasses!).

    Why Not?

  • Gilchrist also found that north-cloistered monasteries were more often dedicated to female saints. 28 The third influence that she finds concerns remnants from a pre-Norman tradition of double, often royal, monasteries that placed the women's cloister on the north side. 29 While the last suggestion does not concern south German monasteries, the first two could conceivably have influenced the building at Unterlinden and St. Katharinenthal.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Wilson of Bell Telephone Laboratories fortuitously discovered the cosmic background radiation - microwave remnants from the creation of universe.

    George F. Smoot - Autobiography

  • Instead, they used their skills, and often fabric remnants from the industry, to make their own clothing at night or during slow periods at work.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Who may deny that the savage or barbarian tribes who roamed the plains or peopled the forests of North America, in the memory of men yet living, were not the descendants of these hunted families, these remnants from a civilization that in remote ages was lost in lurid storms of war, or disappeared under adverse conditions which then, as now, make for the decay of national unity, national virtue and character.

    Cradle Lands of Canadian Indians

  • This was, I believe, about the time of Chaucer; and though we retain remnants of the custom in the lace-holders of carriages in modern days, our carriages are now too well hung to render anything of the kind really necessary.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Even so, women's pots still speak of the more expansive landscapes of their pasts, for the tinhlanga carefully carved onto the Xihluku potters 'makhuwana bear a striking resemblance to designs found on similarly shaped vessels from "long ago" and far awayElena's on remnants unearthed at the site of the tenth-century Khosa village at Massingir and on a "Tswa" pot from Inhambane, found in South Africa in the 1960s; Julia's on remnants from the other two, allegedly Sotho Massingir sites, and on modern as well as ancient Phalaborwa pots photographed by researchers in the early 1970s.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique


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