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remnant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a small amount that remains after the rest is gone
  • But older even than this old hall is perhaps the bit of wall now built into the belfry of the parish church, and said to be a remnant of the original chapel dedicated to St. Ogg, the patron saint of this ancient town, of whose history I possess several manuscript versions.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (8% in)
  • There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive-ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows; and everywhere the hedgerows are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red-brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- Outside Dorlcote Mill (18% in)
  • Poor Mrs. Tulliver went submissively downstairs; to be ordered about by a servant was the last remnant of her household dignities,—she would soon have no servant to scold her.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (29% in)
  • Strange contrast, you may have thought, between the effect produced on us by these dismal remnants of commonplace houses, which in their best days were but the sign of a sordid life, belonging in all its details to our own vulgar era, and the effect produced by those ruins on the castled Rhine, which have crumbled and mellowed into such harmony with the green and rocky steeps that they seem to have a natural fitness, like the mountain-pine; nay, even in the day when they were built...
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (5% in)

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