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

  Remnant \Rem"nant\ (r?m"nant), a. [OF. remanant, p. pr. of
     remanoir, remaindre. See Remanent, Remain.]
     Remaining; yet left. [R.] "Because of the remnant dregs of
     his disease." --Fuller.
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           And quiet dedicate her remnant life
           To the just duties of an humble wife.    --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Remnant \Rem"nant\, n. [OF. remanant. See Remnant, a.]
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     1. That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed,
        used up, performed, etc.; residue. --Chaucer.
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              The remnant that are left of the captivity. --Neh.
                                                    i. 3.
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              The remnant of my tale is of a length
              To tire your patience.                --Dryden.
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     2. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit;
        a scrap.
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              Some odd quirks and remnants of wit.  --Shak.
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     3. (Com.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons,
        carpets, etc.
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     Syn: Residue; rest; remains; remainder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  remnant
      n 1: a small part or portion that remains after the main part no
           longer exists [syn: leftover, remnant]
      2: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been
         used or sold [syn: end, remainder, remnant, oddment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "remnant":
     afterglow, afterimage, balance, bit, butt, butt end, candle ends,
     chaff, debris, detritus, end, fag end, filings, fossil, fragment,
     heel, holdover, husks, leavings, leftover, leftovers,
     odds and ends, offscourings, orts, parings, part, piece, rags,
     refuse, relic, relics, remainder, remains, residual, residue,
     residuum, rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings,
     scrap, scraps, shadow, shavings, shred, straw, stubble, stump,
     survival, sweepings, trace, vestige, waste
  
  

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