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prehistoric


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prehistoric  \Pre`his*tor"ic\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  period  before  written  history  begins; 
  as  the  prehistoric  ages;  prehistoric  man. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prehistoric 
  adj  1:  belonging  to  or  existing  in  times  before  recorded  history; 
  "prehistoric  settlements";  "prehistoric  peoples"  [syn: 
  {prehistorical}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  times  before  written  history;  "prehistoric 
  archeology" 
  3:  (informal)  "my  mother  has  these  prehistoric  ideas  about 
  proper  clothes" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PREHISTORIC,  adj  Belonging  to  an  early  period  and  a  museum. 
  Antedating  the  art  and  practice  of  perpetuating  falsehood. 
 
  He  lived  in  a  period  prehistoric, 
  When  all  was  absurd  and  phantasmagoric. 
  Born  later  when  Clio,  celestial  recorded, 
  Set  down  great  events  in  succession  and  order 
  He  surely  had  seen  nothing  droll  or  fortuitous 
  In  anything  here  but  the  lies  that  she  threw  at  us 
  Orpheus  Bowen 
 
 




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