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Appurtenance  n.  That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation, something belonging to another thing as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. In a strict legal sense, land can never pass as an appurtenance to land. "Globes... provided as appurtenances to astronomy." "The structure of the eye, and of its appurtenances."

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"Appurtenance" Quotes from Famous Books

... prepared—the table and the feast— With due appurtenance of clothes and cushions. Chaplets and dainties of all kinds abound: Here rich perfumes are seen—there cakes and cates Of every fashion; cakes of honey, cakes Of sesamum, and cakes of unground corn. What more? A troop of dancing women fair, And minstrels ...
— Philothea - A Grecian Romance • Lydia Maria Child

... And, as Nancy knows, it has always been our dearest wish to have her decide matters affecting her happiness entirely herself. But I feel sure that when both of you have talked it well over, we can trust you both to come to a most reasonable decision." She breathes heavily and moves with her appurtenance to the door, secure as an ostrich in the belief that Oliver thinks her impartial, even affectionate. Her conscientiousness gives her a good deal of applause for leaving the two young people so soon when they have all one evening and another morning to be ...
— Young People's Pride • Stephen Vincent Benet

... Tahitian's movements for a full hour before he made up his mind that the man was an appurtenance of the place. Then he turned his attention to the three house-boys, cornering Ornfiri in the kitchen and rushing him against the hot stove, stripping the lava-lava from Lalaperu when that excited youth climbed a veranda-post, ...
— Adventure • Jack London

Words linked to "Appurtenance" :   gear, fishing tackle, rig, tackle, fishing gear, regalia, element, equipment, constituent, trimmings, appertain, appurtenant, kit, rigging, saddlery, supplement, paraphernalia

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