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Pendent

pendent
1. Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf. The pendent world. Often their tresses, when shaken, with pendent icicles tinkle. (Longfellow)
2. Jutting over; projecting; overhanging. A vapor sometime like a . . . Pendent rock.
Origin: L. Pendens, -entis, p.pr. Of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Cf. Pendant.


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