antiquities


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an·tiq·ui·ty

 (ăn-tĭk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. an·tiq·ui·ties
1. Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
2. The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times: inventions unknown to antiquity.
3. The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age: a carving of great antiquity.
4. often antiquities Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.

antiquities

(ænˈtɪkwɪtɪz)
pl n
(Antiques) remains or relics, such as statues, buildings, or coins, that date from ancient times
References in classic literature ?
If he is, and spouts a whole lot of that bone-dry stuff about the ancient Mayan civilization and their antiquities, with side lights on how the old-time Indians used to scalp their enemies, I'm going to the moving pictures
On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom failed to turn down Pyncheon Street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities, --the great elm-tree and the weather-beaten edifice.
But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed.
Everybody laughed at these antiquities -- but then they always do; I had noticed that, centuries later.
Could I have hoped to render it worthy of your patronage, the public would at once have seen the propriety of inscribing a work designed to illustrate the domestic antiquities of England, and particularly of our Saxon forefathers, to the learned author of the Essays upon the Horn of King Ulphus, and on the Lands bestowed by him upon the patrimony of St Peter.
Suppose these antiquities should cast a reflected light of old age upon herself?
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, under "Tunica".
The new place was named'Arrow Head,' from the numerous Indian antiquities found in the neighbourhood.
As there appears to be a spirit of research abroad in respect to our aboriginal antiquities, we would suggest, as a worthy object of enterprise, a map, or maps, of every part of our country, giving the Indian names wherever they could be ascertained.
About antiquities, the old gimcracks that people pay so much for today.
He said that after Lady Hastings went off in the car the general asked him to take coffee with him in the library and look up a point about local antiquities.
But he saw that she cared very little for feudal antiquities and that the dusky traditions of Chillon made but a slight impression upon her.