of, relating to, or typical of an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by the manufacture of large flakes and hand axes; Chellean.
the period represented by Lower Palaeolithic European sites containing the earliest hand axes, dating from the Mindel glaciation See also Acheulian
of or relating to this period
Relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.
a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess. the group of buildings comprising such a monastery or convent. the church of an abbey. Edward, 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer. Edwin Austin, 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator. a female given name, form of . Contemporary Examples […]
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a theater in Dublin associated with the Irish National Theatre Society (founded 1901) and the dramas of Synge, Yeats, and Lady Gregory. Historical Examples In 1910 the Abbey Theatre was bought from her by public subscription. One-Act Plays Various Mr. Lennox Robinson, like most of the Abbey Theatre dramatists, has chosen to write about the […]
a female given name, form of . Contemporary Examples Campion settled on two relative unknowns—Australian actress Abbie Cornish and British actor Ben Whishaw. Telling the Story of Keats’ Love Connection Stephen Farber September 15, 2009 While Ichabod is checking for non-existent cell service, Abbie learns that Moloch is planning to release a demon army on […]
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery. Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist. Also, Ab·bott. a male given name. Contemporary Examples abbot reportedly raised MH17 over dinner and the two are planning to meet again. Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit Jake Adelstein November 10, 2014 The government has approved plans […]
Sir Walter Scott’s residence from 1812 to 1832, near Melrose, in SE Scotland. Historical Examples Such was the creation of Scott’s Abbotsford, a real ‘romance in stone and lime,’ to use the Frenchman’s hackneyed phrase. Abbotsford Anonymous A few copies of these letters were printed for the use of the Abbotsford Club. The Book-Hunter John […]