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  • But others of the Muscovite band were fond of congregating at this spot and hour for their lustral summer rites -- white-skinned lads and lasses, matrons and reverent elders, all in a state of Adamitic nudity, splashing about the water of this sunny cover, devouring raw fish and crabs after the manner of the fabled Ichthyophagi, laughing, kissing, saying nice things about God, and combing out each other's long tow-coloured hair.

    South Wind

  • The Jinns, Divs, Peris ( "fairies") and other pre-Adamitic creatures were governed by seventy-two Sultans all known as

    Arabian nights. English

  • (“fairies”) and other pre-Adamitic creatures were governed by seventy-two Sultans all known as Sulayman and the last

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He was quite sure that the clerical look was innate, and by no means dependent upon the wearing of a high vest or a Joseph Parker style of whisker; for once as he sat in the hot room of a Turkish bath and in the Adamitic simplicity of attire suitable to the temperature and the place, a gentleman who occupied the chair nearest introduced conversation by saying, 'I beg your pardon, sir, but are you not a clergyman?'

    The Bibliotaph and Other People

  • ; jumping, that is, in a state of Adamitic nudity, into some public fountain.

    Alone

  • If mankind generally are the shipwrecked survivors of some pre-Adamitic cataclysm, set adrift in these little open boats of humanity to make one more trial to reach the shore, -- as some grave theologians have maintained, -- if, in plain English, men are the ghosts of dead devils who have "died into life," (to borrow an expression from

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • If mankind generally are the shipwrecked survivors of some pre-Adamitic cataclysm, set adrift in these little open boats of humanity to make one more trial to reach the shore, -- as some grave theologians have maintained, -- if, in plain English, men are the ghosts of dead devils who have "died into life," (to borrow an expression from

    Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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