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Friday, August 27, 2004

Methuselah

\muh-THOO-zuh-luh\ , noun;
1.
The name of a biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
2.
An extremely old man.
Quotes:
And he must've got it from his great-grandpa, who must've bought it off Methuselah!
-- Trevanian, Incident at Twenty-Mile
Opass is 80 years old, a Parisian Methuselah living alone on the 13th floor of a tower block.
-- Dominic Bradbury, "A picture never quite in focus", Times (London), January 10, 2001
Origin:
Methuselah is from Hebrew Methushelah, Biblical patriarch represented as having lived 969 years.
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