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

  Supernumerary \Su`per*nu"mer*a*ry\, n.; pl. Supernumeraries.
     1. A person or thing beyond the number stated.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A person or thing beyond what is necessary or usual;
        especially, a person employed not for regular service, but
        only to fill the place of another in case of need;
        specifically, in theaters, a person who is not a regular
        actor, but is employed to appear in a stage spectacle.
        [1913 Webster]

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