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Re: What's the word?
Posted:
Mar 27, 1996 7:05 AM


Remanent is still used in fabric stores for the small end pieces of bolts of cloth etc. [in Canada]. As such, it has the association of a relatively small (and unimportant) bit: too small for a regular sale and discounted! [A bit like remainder in division which is smaller than the divisor.]
Walter Whiteley



