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

  Pendant \Pend"ant\ (p[e^]nd"ant), n. [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre
     to hang, L. pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive,
     Poise, Ponder.]
     1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a
        hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental
        character, as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an
        appendix or addition, as to a book.
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              Some hang upon the pendants of her ear. --Pope.
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              Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its
              pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
                                                    --Keightley.
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     2. Hence: An ornamental object or piece of jewelry with a
        hook so that it can be hung from a chain around the neck.
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     3. (Arch.) A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much
        used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it
        is of stone, and an important part of the construction.
        There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere
        decorative features. "[A bridge] with . . . pendants
        graven fair." --Spenser.
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     4. (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is
        the pendant to the other vase.
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     5. A pendulum. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby.
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     6. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
        [U.S.] --Knight.
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     Pendant post (Arch.), a part of the framing of an open
        timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and
        resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and
        supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the
        roof.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pendant
      adj 1: held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes" [syn:
             pendent, pendant, dependent]
      n 1: an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace
           or earring) [syn: pendant, pendent]
      2: branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the
         ceiling [syn: chandelier, pendant, pendent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "pendant":
     accession, accessory, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament,
     addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, ally,
     alter ego, analogon, analogue, annex, annexation, appanage,
     appendage, appendant, appurtenance, appurtenant, arras, associate,
     attachment, augment, augmentation, banner, bob, brother,
     chandelier, close copy, close match, coattail, coda, cognate,
     color, companion, complement, concomitant, congenator, congener,
     continuation, coordinate, corollary, correlate, correlative,
     correspondent, counterpart, curtain, drape, drapery, drop,
     ear lobe, earring, ensign, equivalent, extension, extrapolation,
     fellow, fixture, flag, flap, fringe, hammock, hanger, hanging,
     icicle, image, increase, increment, jack, kindred spirit, lappet,
     like, likeness, lobation, lobe, lobule, locket, mate, medallion,
     near duplicate, necklace, obverse, offshoot, ornament, parallel,
     pendulum, pennant, pennon, picture, pigtail, plumb bob, queue,
     reciprocal, reinforcement, second self, side effect, side issue,
     similitude, simulacrum, sister, skirt, soul mate, stalactite,
     standard, streamer, such, suchlike, supplement, swing, tail,
     tailpiece, tally, tapestry, tassel, the like of, the likes of,
     tippet, trail, train, twin, undergirding, uvula, wattle
  
  

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