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adjective as in old, ancient

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In 1650, a Danish physician and antiquarian named Ole Worm conducted the first survey of a Viking cremation burial site known as the Kalvestene.

McMurtry, a onetime co-owner of a bookstore in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood, also was an obsessive collector of antiquarian books.

But the world of antiquarian maps presented powerful temptations.

The Krogers were set up in Britain as antiquarian booksellers.

Samuel Squire, bishop of St. David's died; a poetical, historical and antiquarian writer of note.

If such a realization had only come a hundred years ago, a great service would have been done the historian and the antiquarian.

The town itself contains no buildings of antiquarian interest, but it has some fine modern edifices.

Vast numbers of lamps have been found in the Catacombs, and specimens abound in almost every antiquarian museum.

A great history must have other merits besides accuracy, antiquarian research, and presentation of authorities and notes.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to antiquarian, such as: aged, antique, primitive, archaic, hoary, and obsolete.

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