acherontic

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acherontic

  1. Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.
    • 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      Both ſex hideouſly cut, and gaſh, and pink in ſundry works, their browes, noſe, cheeks, armes, breſt, back, belly, thighes and legges in Acherontick order: in a word, are ſo deformed, that if they had ſtudied to become antick, they might be praiſed for invention.

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