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Methuselah (me-THOO-zuh-luh) noun
1. An extremely old man.
2. An oversized wine bottle holding approx. 6 liters.
[After biblical figure Methuselah who was said to have lived 969 years.]
"Five restaurant years would be about equivalent to 30 human years, so Bambino's, which has been around since 1983, is a veritable Methuselah among eateries." A.C. Stevens, Why Cook Tonight? The Boston Herald, Feb 11, 2001.
"Meet Frank Ahern, the Methuselah of Seattle high-school coaches, a revered urban legend in his second half-century of helping city youth." Craig Smith, A Coach For The Ages, The Seattle Times, Feb 27, 2000.
This week's theme: eponyms.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. -Alfred Hitchcock, film-maker (1899-1980)