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prehistoric

, prehistorical
of or relating to man's development before the appearance of the written word
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He has been excavating a barrow at Long Down and has got a prehistoric skull which fills him with great joy.
For know that I remember only the things I saw myself, with my own eyes, in those prehistoric days.
Waldron is very wrong in supposing that because he has never himself seen a so-called prehistoric animal, therefore these creatures no longer exist.
He would be obliged if Professor Challenger would give the latitude and the longitude of the country in which prehistoric animals were to be found.
While the other members of the party which has accompanied Sir James on his voyage of inspection among the lighthouses are content to wait in the harbor of Lerwick for a favorable change in the weather, I am obstinately bent on leaving the comfortable shelter of the vessel to explore some inland ruin of prehistoric times, of which I never heard, and for which I care nothing.
In the morning Henry went to the business, and his sandwich--a relic this of some prehistoric craving--was always cut by her own hand.
They think that we are bourgeois because we have virtue, and prehistoric because we are not decadent.
On one side of it were the last houses of the straggling village, and on the other nothing but a waste moorland stretching away toward the sea, the line of which was broken by no landmark except a solitary tower of the prehistoric pattern still found in Ireland, standing up as slender as a column, but pointed like a pyramid.
Something in its plain and primitive shape vaguely suggested the dawn in the first days of the earth, in some prehistoric time when even the colors were hardly created, when there was only blank daylight between cloud and clay.
We were wanderers on a prehistoric earth, on an earth that wore the aspect of an unknown planet.
Who had placed those rocks and stones like cromlechs of prehistoric times?
Scientists used knives to learn more about human evolution and how smart our prehistoric ancestors were, and now their cuts are getting more precise.