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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. An extremely old person.
2. An oversized wine bottle holding approximately six liters.
After the biblical figure Methuselah, who is said to have lived 969 years. Earliest documented use: 1390.
"The risk that an individual turns out to be a Methuselah now lies with the insurer."
Moneyed Men in Institutions; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 4, 1999.
See more usage examples of Methuselah in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. -Charles Simic, poet (b. 1938)
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