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archaic
used in Oryx and Crake

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so extremely old as to seem to belong to an earlier period; or obsolete
  • The system had filed him among the rejects, and what he was studying was considered — at the decision-making levels, the levels of real power — an archaic waste of time.
    p. 195.4

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