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afterdamp

After Damp
An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of fire damp in mines; choke damp. See Carbonic acid.

appendage

Appendage
(n.) Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.
(n.) A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates.

appendant

Appendant
(n.) Anything attached to another as incidental or subordinate to it.
(n.) A inheritance annexed by prescription to a superior inheritance.
(v. t.) Hanging; annexed; adjunct; concomitant; as, a seal appendant to a paper.
(v. t.) Appended by prescription, that is, a personal usage for a considerable time; -- said of a thing of inheritance belonging to another inheritance which is superior or more worthy; as, an advowson, common, etc. , which may be appendant to a manor, common of fishing to a freehold, a seat in church to a house.

ascendant

Ascendant
(a.) Alt. of Ascendent
(n.) Ascent; height; elevation.
(n.) The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.
(n.) Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another.
(n.) An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; -- opposed to descendant.

attendant

Attendant
(n.) One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor.
(n.) One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.
(n.) That which accompanies; a concomitant.
(n.) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.
(v. t.) Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.
(v. t.) Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.
(v. t.) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.