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antediluvian
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
very old; or relating to the period before the biblical flood
  • The Dutchman backed off from his antediluvian gesture of fury; he slowly lowered his arm to the table, his face lost its swollen redness; his expression seemed to say "cheers!" with only a conditional, after-the-fact threat still lingering there.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (70% in)
  • This small cabinet, a little deeper than it was wide, was stained a dull black, had a silky cord that led to an electrical wall outlet, and stood on its special table in simple dignity—and bore no resemblance whatever to such crude, antediluvian machines.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (5% in)

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