antediluvian


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antediluvian

belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
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His old friend lived with one maid and herself dusted her relics and trimmed her lamps and polished her silver; she stood oft, in the awful modern crush, when she could, but she sallied forth and did battle when the challenge was really to "spirit," the spirit she after all confessed to, proudly and a little shyly, as to that of the better time, that of THEIR common, their quite far-away and antediluvian social period and order.
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." In short, it has been shown that no man can sit down to write without a very profound design.
THE Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) City of Charnwood Lodge has presented a cheque for PS200 to the Charnwood Community First Responders.
Using candles as a means of showing your devotion to the Holy Father or as a symbol of enlightenment and brilliance amidst darkness is an antediluvian practice.
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.
'Why is the Election Commission in Malaysia so outmoded and antediluvian as to be unable to provide a more efficient and up-to-date voter registration mechanism?
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.