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English citations of antediluvian

  • 1969 — There was an antediluvian tradition (much older than Shakespeare) that on Midsummer's Night young people should go with lanterns, and a fiddler, and a keg or two of cider, to a patch of turf known as Donkey's Green in the heart of the woods and there celebrate the solstice with dancing. — John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman (ISBN: 0 099 47833 1), Chapter 11.
  • 2003 — The air inside smelled antediluvian, regal somehow, with traces of pipe tobacco, tea leaves, cooking sherry, and the earthen aroma of stone architecture. — Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Chapter 54