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ANCIENTLY, English law. A term for eldership or seniority used in the statute of Ireland, 14 Hen. Vni.

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In the case of most of our anciently domesticated animals and plants, I do not think it is possible to come to any definite conclusion, whether they have descended from one or several species.
The civilized nations--Greece, Rome, England--have been sustained by the primitive forests which anciently rotted where they stand.
Granite to the geologist is classic ground: from its widespread limits, and its beautiful and compact texture, few rocks have been more anciently recognised.
China has been viewed as anciently expansionist authority entering the era of further development.
Ariel focuses a lot on culture as a means of bringing people together and believes that 'veganizing' these cuisines is quite simple, as "Almost all countries began anciently as vegan, because you grew your food and shared with the community.
If the trait is strongly genetic, then people who identify as trans will share more of their genome, not because they are related in nuclear families but because they are more anciently related," said Lea Davis, leader of the study and an assistant professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute.
2016) proposed that the medial eyes of insects are anciently related to their lateral eyes, presumably having budded off an ancestral photoreceptor organ that was present about ~500 million years ago, prior to the diversification of arthropods.
The common law anciently distinguished between two forms of 'malice'.
It has existed anciently, as Mielants, who is in many ways an excellent scholar, admits for example in his careful review of actual archival scholarship on the medieval European economy.
Charles Darwin took a keen interest, as did Sir Walter Scott who, in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor, describes the cattle as "descendants of the savage herds which anciently roamed free in the Caledonian forests.
The involvement of members of the community in Melboum, South Shields and Dunbar in the issue of reburial of remains of the anciently dead which had been exhumed in their localities shows that modern people can feel close links with the people who inhabited the area in the past.
Moreover, some researchers suggest that both species reached India anciently through pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages [2].