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Pendant

pendant

1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character; as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an appendix or addition, as to a book. Some hang upon the pendants of her ear. (pope) Many . . . Have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the tales and Popular fictions. (Keightley)

2. A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc, much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it is of stone, and an important part of the construction. There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere decorative features. [A bridge] with . . . Pendants graven fair.

3. One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase.

4. A pendulum.

5. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended. Pendant post, a part of the framing of an open timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the roof.

Origin: F, orig. P.pr. Of pendre to hang, L. Pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive, Poise, Ponder.


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