See primeval forest
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 ferocious boar had its lair in the ancient forest of Rookwoode.
Old Church Lore William Andrews
In the deep, damp silence of the ancient forest you could not hear a sound.
Dusty Star Olaf Baker
Much of the surface of both Lewis and Harris is composed of peat and swamp; there are scanty fragments of an ancient forest.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5 Various
This is half the secret of the spell of the night, of the mystery of the sea, and the enchantment of an ancient forest.
Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
I asked, somewhat nonplussed to find the site of an ancient forest so bare and desolate.
In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
These larger mounds are the work of many birds, through many years, and their firm sides are covered by ancient forest growth.
The Philosophy of Natural Theology William Jackson
Like the dim awfulness of an ancient forest, its very atmosphere would have incited them to prayer.
The New Adam and Eve (From “Mosses From An Old Manse”) Nathaniel Hawthorne
Above the stars shone serenely; and all about stood the trees of the ancient forest.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
- 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 […]
- Ancient lights
noun (usually functioning as sing) the legal right to receive, by a particular window or windows, adequate and unobstructed daylight Historical Examples ancient lights are not provided for, and chimneys are not mentioned. The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley A good example of what I mean is to be found in number fifteen of […]
- Ancient mystic order rosae crucis
See under (def 2). Abbreviation: AMORC. (in the 17th and 18th centuries) a person who belonged to a secret society laying claim to various forms of occult knowledge and power and professing esoteric principles of religion. a member of any of several later or modern bodies or societies professing principles derived from or attributed to […]