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remnant
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone
  • Augustus thought they were crazed remnants, mostly, like the old mountain man who worked night and day gathering bones to no purpose.
    Chapters 54-55 (53% in)
  • In 1975, at home in my house in Texas, I peated out this: WHEN AUGUSTUS CAME OUT ON THE PORCH THE BLUE PIGS WERE EATING A RATTLESNAKE—NOT A VERY BIG ONE. once the blue pigs and the remnants of the rattlesnake had been sashed away I devote a few sentences to Augustus's partner, Captain Woodrow Call, who is in a nearby corral, trying to break an unruly young mare called the Hell Bitch, who catches him slightly off guard and takes a bite out of his shoulder.
    Preface (10% in)
  • Soon the whites would come, of course, but what he was seeing was a moment between, not the plains as they had been, or as they would be, but a moment of true emptiness, with thousands of miles of grass resting unused, occupied only by remnants—of the buffalo, the Indians, the hunters.
    Chapters 54-55 (53% in)

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