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

  Paraphernalia \Par`a*pher*na"li*a\, n. pl. [LL. paraphernalia
     bona, fr. L. parapherna, pl., parapherna, Gr. ?; para` beside
     + ? a bride's dowry, fr. fe`rein to bring. See 1st Bear.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Law) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her
        dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Personal belongings; ornaments; finery; sundry objects
        carried about for personal convenience.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     3. The appendages, apparatus, or equipment used in a
        particular activity; as, surveyors unloading their
        paraphernalia from a van.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a
           particular operation or sport etc. [syn: gear,
           paraphernalia, appurtenance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "paraphernalia":
     accessories, accouterments, appanages, apparatus, appendages,
     appliances, appointments, appurtenances, armament, baggage,
     belongings, chattels, choses, choses in action,
     choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, clobber,
     conveniences, crap, duffel, effects, equipage, equipment,
     facilities, facility, fittings, fixtures, furnishings, furniture,
     gear, impedimenta, installations, junk, kit, machinery,
     material things, materials, materiel, movables, munition,
     munitions, outfit, perquisites, personal effects, plant, plumbing,
     possessions, property, rig, rigging, rubbish, shit, stock-in-trade,
     stuff, supplies, tackle, things, trappings, utensils

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