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ancient

1. of the far past, esp before the collapse of the Western Roman Empire (476 ad)
2. Law having existed since before the time of legal memory
3. a member of a civilized nation in the ancient world, esp a Greek, Roman, or Hebrew
4. one of the classical authors of Greek or Roman antiquity
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(2016) proposed that the medial eyes of insects are anciently related to their lateral eyes, presumably having budded off an ancestral photoreceptor organ that was present about ~500 million years ago, prior to the diversification of arthropods.
(Know what else (maybe anciently) prefigured this pool)
sorbilis), an anciently consumed stimulant from the Amazon rain forest: The seeded-fruit transcriptome," Plant Cell Reports, vol.
The common law anciently distinguished between two forms of 'malice'.
(108) Those who do refer to Riccoboni's contribution include Thomas Percy, Four essays, as improved and enlarged in the second edition of The reliques of ancient English poetry (London, 1767), ECCO, 5; Edmond Malone, The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, 16 vols (London, 1790), ECCO, 1.2.3, 26-7; Thomas Sharp, A Dissertation on the Pageants Or Dramatic Mysteries Anciently Performed at Coventry, by the Trading Companies of that City (London, 1825), 23; Joseph A.
It has existed anciently, as Mielants, who is in many ways an excellent scholar, admits for example in his careful review of actual archival scholarship on the medieval European economy.
Charles Darwin took a keen interest, as did Sir Walter Scott who, in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor, describes the cattle as "descendants of the savage herds which anciently roamed free in the Caledonian forests."
The involvement of members of the community in Melboum, South Shields and Dunbar in the issue of reburial of remains of the anciently dead which had been exhumed in their localities shows that modern people can feel close links with the people who inhabited the area in the past.
Moreover, some researchers suggest that both species reached India anciently through pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages [2].
It is a representation which savors an exotic perception of Portuguese in contrast to the anciently ritualistic and guttural depiction of Hungarian.
Scott's preface to his poem declares that it 'is intended to illustrate the customs and manners which anciently prevailed on the Borders of England and Scotland', while there are similar accounts in both works of the feud of the Scotts and Kers and the killing of Sir Walter Scott in the streets of Edinburgh, of Scott of Harden and his sons, of Patten's account of the gathering-shout of the Border clans, and so on.
But on the other side of Leo--in fact, anciently regarded as the tuft of Leo's tail--is the Coma Star Cluster.