See hundred-year egg
If you can procure an ancient egg you have the tidbit for any varmint that may hit your track.
Steel Traps A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
A more dazed Irishman than he never threw an ancient egg or a defunct cat at an alleged Celtic comedian with green whiskers.
Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
- Ancient greek
noun the Greek language from the earliest records to about 300 bc, the chief dialect areas of which were Aeolic, Arcadic, Doric, and Ionic (including Attic) Compare Koine, Late Greek, Medieval Greek Historical Examples As one of the ancient greek Philosophers observed, you cannot change a man’s mind by arguing with him. Highways in Hiding […]
- Ancient forest
noun See primeval forest Historical Examples In the south a remnant of ancient forest is preserved as public ground under the name of Burnham Beeches. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various The ancient forest has disappeared, but its edge is still marked on the map. Belgium Emile Cammaerts According to tradition, a […]
- Ancient history
the study or a course of study of history before the end of the Western Roman Empire a.d. 476. information or an event of the recent past that is common knowledge or is no longer pertinent: Last week’s news is ancient history. an event, as in a person’s life, that occurred in the remote past […]
- Ancient monument
noun (Brit) a historical building or the remains of one, usually dating from no later than the medieval period, that has been designated as worthy of preservation and is often in the care of a government department Historical Examples But we passed an ancient monument, a tall pillar, rising out of the bed of the […]