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- adj. pristine; primitive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pristine; primitive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Original; pristine.
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But as soon as it hath recovered the pristinate strength, which thing only in all the fight it coveted, shall it incontinent be astonished?
Which being so, what vent for our English clothes will thereby ensue, and how great benefit to all such persons and artificers, whose names are quoted in the margent, (3) I do leaue to the iudgement of such as are discreet and questionlesse; hereby it will also come to passe, that all such townes and villages as both haue beene, and now are vtterly decayed and ruinated (the poore people thereof being not set on worke, by reason of the transportation of raw wooll of late dayes more excessiuely then in times past) shal by this meanes be restored to their pristinate wealth and estate: all which doe likewise tend to the inlargement of our nauy, and maintenance of our nauigation.
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