appendage

Part of speech: noun

A subordinate addition or adjunct.

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Usage examples "appendage":

  1. He was a man with a small, bullet head, who wore his hair cut very short, and had no other beard than a slight appendage on his lower chin. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  2. That every man should be allowed quietly to inherit his father's hat, coat, shoe- buckles, pipe, and every other personal appendage; and that no man should be obliged to conform to any improvements, inventions, or any other modern innovations; but, on the contrary, should be permitted to build his house, follow his trade, manage his farm, rear his hogs, and educate his children, precisely as his ancestors had done before him from time immemorial. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
  3. His mother had wept over and soothed the woman of his choice only yesterday, entering into all the difficulties that beset her path, and pledging her own assistance to overcome them; but now she was all in arms in behalf of her boy, whose individuality was to be crushed among them, who was to be made into an appendage to Lady Markland, and have no place of his own. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.