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archaic

adjective ancient, antediluvian, extinct, fossilized, medieval, obsolescent, old, old-fashioned, old-world, outdated, passé, prehistoric, primitive, superannuated, time-wor n
See also: antique, obsolete, old, outdated, outmoded
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Also have been dumped some archaic rules regulating recruitment of foreigners during pre- Independence period, agreement with Pakistan on exchange of prisoners, continuation of use of courts in Bengal, Assam and Punjab for those who migrated to Pakistan and power to regulate prices of newspapers.
So while we may continue to use the archaic terms "dialing your cellphone" and "hanging up" when you finish, I hope lazy journalists will learn to stop using the terms "wheelchair bound" or "confined to a wheelchair.
Archaic Style in English Literature will be valued for the numerous questions it raises as well as the many splendid insights it bestows in its careful investigation of a largely overlooked aspect of early modern literary styles.
To use archaic terms or forms--such as common measure, a meter associated with ballads and Psalms--was to assert a sort of authenticity and to make a claim on proximity to sacred sources.
But Munro also examines works including Hamlet that stage archaic dramatic forms in order to question the place of tragedy and revenge on the contemporary stage.
Spellings like fune do not follow these rules as they imply a long vowel in the main syllable, for which reason funne would be closer in its resemblance to archaic English.
Given recent fossil evidence, however, the greatest opportunity for introgression was in Africa" where anatomically modern humans and various archaic forms co-existed for much longer than they did outside of Africa, according to the researchers.
Especially relevant to students of Labrador archaeology is the methodical dissection of two long-standing explanatory paradigms, namely the "longhouse" structure as a representative late Maritime Archaic dwelling and the archaeological ramifications of identifying culture contact, in this case between Maritime Archaic Indians and Palaeoeskimos in northern Labrador.
Still, scientists disagree about whether modern humans interbred with Neandertals and other archaic Stone Age populations (SN: 3/24/07, p.
Keywords: Archaic house, raised platforms, posthole patterns.
Co-authored by Megan Raphael and Jennifer Byron, The Courage Code challenges traditional and archaic definitions, and encourages women to get in touch with their own courage, and their own practical desires.
We assume, first off, that the clothes we store will somehow wait for us; that when we return, often years later, the low-slung hips or flared legs of our slacks won't look archaic or quaint.