Definition of Purtenance

1. n. That which pertains or belongs to something; esp., the heard, liver, and lungs of an animal.



Definition of Purtenance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purtenance

pursuers
pursues
pursuest
pursueth
pursuing
pursuingly
pursuings
pursuit
pursuite
pursuiter
pursuites
pursuits
pursuivant
pursuivants
pursy
purtenance (current term)
purtenances
purtier
purtiest
purtraid
purtrayd
purty
purulence
purulences
purulencies
purulency
purulent
purulent bronchitis
purulent pleurisy
purulently

Literary usage of Purtenance

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1. Routledge's French-English and English-French Dictionary (1887)
"... s. poinçon ; punch ; polichinelle, ni. ; \ Purvey, peur-vé', va et ». pourvoir : fournir. des calembours. r___ .. purtenance ..."

2. The Experienced English House-keeper: For the Use and Ease of Ladies, House by Elizabeth Raffald (1769)
"To drefs a Lamb s Head and purtenance, SKIN the Head and ... and clean the purtenance, take off the Gall, and lay them in Water, boil it halt an Hour, ..."

3. A Synopsis of Criticisms Upon Those Passages of the Old Testament: In which by Richard A. F. Barrett (1847)
"9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; hia head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. Bp. Patrick. ..."

4. The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1886)
"Rather a more genteel word than " hange." Tidn no gurt hardship vor poor vokes when can buy a sheep's purtenance for eightpence. his head with his legs, ..."

5. The Gospel standard, or Feeble Christian's support (1851)
"not to eat of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof, that is, ..."

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