1. long-lasting existing for a long time
  2. ecclesiastical benefice an endowed church office giving income to its holder
  3. everlastingness the property of lasting forever
  4. cost-of-living benefit a benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise
  5. lastingness permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
  6. climbing boneset herb of tropical America having vanilla-scented flowers
  7. casting lots making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
  8. fringe benefit an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
  9. longstanding having existed for a long time
  10. angel-wing begonia South American fibrous-rooted begonias having prominent basal leaf lobes suggesting angels' wings and racemes of coral-red flowers
  11. calisthenics light exercises designed to promote general fitness
  12. gliding bacteria bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime
  13. swaddling bands a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant
  14. elastic bandage a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
  15. blasting gelatin mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
  16. leaf-cutting bee bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest
  17. melting point the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid
  18. casting vote the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
  19. elastic band a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things together
  20. sick benefit money paid to someone who is too ill to work