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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Purtenance \Pur"te*nance\, n. [Abbrev. fr. appurtenance.] That which pertains or belongs to something; esp., the heard, liver, and lungs of an animal. [Obs.] " The purtenaunces of purgatory." --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Roast [it] with fire, his head with his legs, and with the purtenance [Rev. Ver., inwards] thereof. --Ex. xii. 9. [1913 Webster] Purulence