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remnant

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1 a remaining group or portion
  • sailed home with just a remnant of the colony's original population aboard

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2 an unused or unwanted piece or item typically of small size or value
  • gathered together her fabric remnants to see if she had enough of them to sew a doll blanket for her niece

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The first known use of remnant was in the 14th century

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“Remnant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/remnant. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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