time immemorial


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time immemorial

1189. See ACQUISITIVE PRESCRIPTION.
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There are a couple of torn volumes somewhere; they have been lying about from time immemorial," added Alexandra.
In these three dances the dancers furnish their own music, which never varies; nor do the steps or figures vary, having been handed down from time immemorial.
You must remember," he explained suavely, "that it was built by my grandfather, and that we have had rights over the whole of the foreshore here from time immemorial.
This dark old square of canvas, my fair cousin," said he, "has been an heirloom in the Province House from time immemorial.
This is a great tract of a hundred thousand acres, which from time immemorial has been a hunting preserve of the nobility.
This is the valley of love and peace and rest to which every Barsoomian since time immemorial has longed to pilgrimage at the end of a life of hate and strife and bloodshed," he replied.
What put the "whole population of Paris in commotion," as Jehan de Troyes expresses it, on the sixth of January, was the double solemnity, united from time immemorial, of the Epiphany and the Feast of Fools.
Pickwick beautifully observes, it has somehow or other happened, from time immemorial, that many of the best and ablest philosophers, who have been perfect lights of science in matters of theory, have been wholly unable to reduce them to practice.
Unfortunately, from time immemorial, natural events have not been so simple to deal with.
It seems strange to be told that something we have been eating since time immemorial has just been "discovered", even if the Fifties' British tinned version of pea and hamsoup tasted more like creosote - with which it may well have shared a number of preservative ingredients.
THE current wrangling over who, in the future, will provide TV pictures of racing to the nation's betting shops, seems set to develop into a particularly dirty scrap, with Amrac, representing 30 bolshy Racing UK courses, looking to bloody the nose of SIS, which has held a monopoly since time immemorial.
Thumbs have been sucked since time immemorial and this is frequently accompanied by twisting the hair or sucking a blanket.