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Antic (O. Edd. promiscuously antick and antique, but always accented on the first syllable), adj. 1) belonging to the times, or resembling the manners of antiquity: “show me your image in some a. book,” Sonn. 59, 7. “in him those holy a. hours are seen,” Sonn. 68, 9. 106, 7. “the constant service of the a. world,” As II, 3, 57. “the senators of the a. Rome,” H5 V Chor. H5 V Chor. “an a. Roman,” Hml. V, 2, 352.
2) ancient: “in this the a. and well noted face of plain old form is much disfigured,” John IV, 2, 21. “the dust on a. time would lie unswept,” Cor. II, 3, 126. “a handkerchief, an a. token,” Oth. V, 2, 216.
3) old and quaintly figured: “stretched metre of an a. song,” Sonn. 17, 12. “I never may believe these a. fables,” Mids. V, 3. “an oak whose a. root peeps out,” As II, 1, 31. “that old and a. song,” Tw. II, 4, 3. “while you perform your a. round,” Mcb. IV, 1, 130. “his a. sword,” Hml. II, 2, 491.
4) odd, fantastic, foolish: “draw no lines there with thine a. pen,” Sonn. 19, 10. “cover'd with an a. face,” Rom. I, 5, 58. “the pox of such a. fantasticoes,” II, 4, 29. “to put an a. disposition on,” Hml. I, 5, 172.
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