1 The dull-green cottage of the good Widow Bogart was twenty years old, but it had the antiquity of Cheops, and the smell of mummy-dust.
2 I account that man more honourable than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns.
3 For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
4 Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
5 The thistle is the order for dignity and antiquity; the veritable 'nemo me impune lacessit' of chivalry.
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6 He had, or thought that he had, a connivance, one might almost say a complicity, of events in his favor, which was equivalent to the invulnerability of antiquity.
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7 There is necessarily required a certain modicum of antiquity in a race, and the wrinkle of the centuries cannot be improvised.
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8 In spite of this antiquity, the authorities committed the error of confining in the New Building the most troublesome prisoners, of placing there "the hard cases," as they say in prison parlance.
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9 For my own part, I blame that last justice, the blade; but, antiquity admitted it.
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10 The large front chambers I thought especially grand: and some of the third-storey rooms, though dark and low, were interesting from their air of antiquity.
11 The manor-house of Ferndean was a building of considerable antiquity, moderate size, and no architectural pretensions, deep buried in a wood.
12 The outer walls have probably been added by the Normans, but the inner keep bears token of very great antiquity.
13 A barrow, in the vicinity of the castle, is pointed out as the tomb of the memorable Hengist; and various monuments, of great antiquity and curiosity, are shown in the neighbouring churchyard.
14 Clerval did not like it so well as Oxford, for the antiquity of the latter city was more pleasing to him.
15 I handled this amazing antiquity with the greatest possible tenderness, lest it should dissolve in my hands.