antediluvian


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antediluvian

belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
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The blazing fires of faggot and coal--Dedlock timber and antediluvian forest--that blaze upon the broad wide hearths and wink in the twilight on the frowning woods, sullen to see how trees are sacrificed, do not exclude the enemy.
It was a bold, not to say preposterous, idea to conceive even antediluvian trees, with branches strong enough to bear animals as large as elephants.
Bean't queer at all, as I can see, sir," says mine host, handing back our glass, "seeing as this here is the Blawing Stwun, his self," putting his hand on a square lump of stone, some three feet and a half high, perforated with two or three queer holes, like petrified antediluvian rat-holes, which lies there close under the oak, under our very nose.
These fellows demonstrate a hidden meaning in "The Antediluvians," a parable in Powhatan," new views in "Cock Robin," and transcendentalism in "Hop O' My Thumb.
THE Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) group, in Wallasey, raised over PS7,000 last year for chosen charity CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
There can be no room in the 21st century and more than seven decades of this country's existence for barbaric, antediluvian practices.
But his recent bout of playing footsie with Prez Trump's "voter integrity commission" and most notably with the commission's vice chair, Kris Kobach, a man who appears to want to return to the good ol' days when only white male landowners could vote--has energized what had been a quietly growing discomfort over BG's long, antediluvian tenure.
The concerns of most of these chaps - there is only one female hereditary peer - are just as antediluvian as their names.
It is completely antediluvian, a tax on one piece of electronic equipment.
Staying alive" Actor Kevin Spacey "It is completely antediluvian, a tax on one piece of electronic equipment.
We're asking Britain to be on standby to take to the streets with just hours notice if necessary" Owen Jones, co-founder of the Stop Trump Coalition "I think if I went on Strictly, it would make the bacon sandwich look like an elegant piece of style" Ed Miliband, former Labour leader "It is completely antediluvian, a tax on one piece of electronic equipment.
I think if I went on Strictly, it would make the bacon sandwich look like an elegant piece of style" - Ed Miliband, former Labour leader "It is completely antediluvian, a tax on one piece of electronic equipment.