definition of prehistoric by The Free Dictionary

When you are once out upon its bosom you have left all traces of modern England behind you, but, on the other hand, you are conscious everywhere of the homes and the work of the

prehistoric

people.

There is one puzzling thing about these

prehistoric

memories of mine.

Whatever path the lecturer took amid the wilds of the past seemed invariably to lead him to some assertion as to extinct or

prehistoric

life which instantly brought the same bulls’ bellow from the Professor.

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, on the Continent in

prehistoric

times before the migration to England, and in England especially during the Northumbrian Period, seventh and eighth centuries A.

There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many

prehistoric

toads in it.

And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that

prehistoric

deep–a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.

La knew that she was beautiful–and she was beautiful, not by the standards of

prehistoric

Atlantis alone, but by those of modern times was La physically a creature of perfection.

I imagine they correspond with the cave-hyena of

prehistoric

times.

So old seemed these relics, these vestiges of vanity and memorials of affection and piety, so battered and worn and stained–so neglected, deserted, forgotten the place, that I could not help thinking myself the discoverer of the burial-ground of a

prehistoric

race of men whose very name was long extinct.

Amongst other things he has a special knowledge of the Peak and its caverns, and knows all the old legends of

prehistoric

times.”

And Jerry, far-journeyer across life and across the history of all life that goes to make the world, strugglingly mastering the abysmal slime of the

prehistoric

with the love that had come into existence and had become warp and woof of him in far later time, his wrath of ancientness still faintly reverberating in his throat like the rumblings of a passing thunder-storm, knew, in the wide warm ways of feeling, the augustness and righteousness of Skipper.

While the other members of the party which has accompanied Sir James on his voyage of inspection among the lighthouses are content to wait in the harbor of Lerwick for a favorable change in the weather, I am obstinately bent on leaving the comfortable shelter of the vessel to explore some inland ruin of

prehistoric

times, of which I never heard, and for which I care nothing.

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