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 for Movables
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Movable \Mov"a*ble\, n.; pl. Movables.
     1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of
        property not fixed, or not a part of real estate;
        generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture. [Also
        spelled moveable.]
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              Furnished with the most rich and princely movables.
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     2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
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     Note: The word is not convertible with personal property,
           since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are
           personal property by our law are immovables by the
           Roman law. --Wharton.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "movables":
     accessories, appanages, appendages, appointments, appurtenances,
     belongings, chattels, choses, choses in action,
     choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, effects,
     goods, lares and penates, material things, paraphernalia,
     perquisites, personal effects, things, trappings

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MOVABLES, estates. Such subjects of property as attend a man's person 
  wherever he goes, in contradistinction to things immovable. (q.v.) 
       2. Things movable by their nature are such as may be carried from one 
  place to another, whether they move themselves, as cattle, or cannot be 
  removed without an extraneous power, as inanimate things. Movables are 
  further distinguished into such as are in possession, or which are in the 
  power of the owner, as, a horse in actual use, a piece of furniture in a 
  man's own house; or such as are in the possession of another, and can only 
  be recovered by action, which are therefore said to be in action, as a debt. 
  Vide art. Personal Property, and Fonb. Eq. Index, h.t.; Pow. Mortg. Index, 
  h.t.; 2 Bl. Com. 884; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 464 to 472; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 

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