Adjectives for Relics | Words to describe Relics


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  • 1. The beauty of the old church, its venerable age, and the strange relics of the past in its monuments, did command some attention. 🔊
  • 2. What applies to the language of Cornwall, applies with equal force to the other relics of antiquity of that curious county. 🔊
  • 3. No sign of Indian has been seen except the hoof-prints of a score of ponies and the bloody relics of their direful visit. 🔊
  • 4. The instrument is under a glass shade, and with other relics of Paganini, preserved in a strong safe. 🔊
  • 5. An engraving is extant, among the many which were executed for Rawlinson of various relics in his miscellaneous collection. 🔊
  • 6. He lost, therefore, the last relics of his association with a particular locality, and became the god of the whole people. 🔊
  • 7. Here also are collected many relics of Canova, the most interesting of which are the small designs for his great works. 🔊
  • 8. Apart even from their value to the historiographer and the antiquary, few relics of the past are more suggestive or interesting than the old magazine or newspaper. 🔊
  • 9. On one side glittered a "small but tastefully decorated altar," while scattered around were the many relics which have since drifted to Camberwell. 🔊
  • 10. He had kept these little relics, and yet he had ceased to remember the friends who had smoothed the rough pages of his childhood and pencilled his name in the book of fortune. 🔊
  • 11. Cromlehs are among the most interesting of all monumental relics of our ancestors; but the question of their original purposes has excited much controversy among the lovers of antiquarian lore. 🔊
  • 12. The megalithic monuments of Brittany are undoubtedly the most remarkable relics of that epoch of prehistoric activity which is now regarded as the immediate forerunner of civilization. 🔊
  • 13. Saint Munis, the devout bearer of many relics of saints, was returning from Rome, and of necessity abided there for one night. 🔊
  • 14. He had grown to love the ruins dearly, until that moment he had scarcely known how dearly, and to him it seemed for the moment like showing some treasured personal relics to barbarians. 🔊
  • 15. In the centre of the basin was found, besides numerous other relics, a large heap of burned human bones, which would indicate it an altar of human sacrifice. 🔊
  • 16. Sometimes one large mound is found to possess a skeleton, and some interesting relics, which indicate the position of the departed, while a group of smaller mounds is situated around it. 🔊
  • 17. Mr. Wallace came in at that moment, and with perfunctory interest in his guest, invited him to examine the splendid collection of revolutionary relics in his study. 🔊
  • 18. I only came out to Rhodesia a few months ago, and I have been much on the veldt, studying ancient relics; but I have kept my ears open. 🔊
  • 19. Here, too, are countless specimens of the petrified relics of the lovely creatures called, from their resemblance to an expanded lily-blossom and its long peduncle, the crinoidea, a race now nearly extinct. 🔊
  • 20. Visitors are very courteously shown over the greater part of the building, which is of much interest and contains several venerated relics brought from the monastery of the Grand Chartreuse. 🔊
  • 21. Museums everywhere stored them--grinning, literal relics that told nothing. 🔊
  • 22. And the time would fail me to tell of the introduction of images and image-worship in the Western Church and of that superstitious regard for miserable relics of every description and kind. 🔊
  • 23. After accomplishing his diplomatic mission, and laden with all sorts of sacred relics, Bernward returned home, not too directly to prevent his seeing something of the intervening country. 🔊
  • 24. Otherwise it was much like other ruins of the kind, its scarp being literally strewn with bits of sandwich paper, ancient and modern, broken bottles, and similar relics of generations of picnic parties. 🔊
  • 25. Although the side aisles require no particular mention, unless it be of certain relics from Jerusalem in the south aisle, the iron gates leading to the reredos are well worthy of attention. 🔊
  • 26. Nothing in the Middle Ages was more conducive to the prosperity of a town than the reputation of having a holy man within its borders, or the possession of the miracle-working relics of a saint. 🔊
  • 27. The money produced by these valuable relics was laid out in new-painting my study, and in fitting it up with Chinese mandarins, silken pagodas, and other pieces of Eastern trumpery. 🔊
  • 28. The supposed birthplace is now converted, after a chequered career, into a Shakespeare Museum, where are treasured more or less authentic relics and those first editions which are worth their weight in radium. 🔊
  • 29. The indefatigable Balderstone, who, from choice or habit, worked on from morning to night, had by degrees cleared this desolate apartment of the confused relics of the funeral banquet, and restored it to some order. 🔊
  • 30. On this occasion, he struggled most violently, and shook with distress; and, as they brought him towards the sacred relics, a thick, cold dew stood upon his brow, and his features shrank and collapsed. 🔊
  • 31. All England is a museum of touching or quaint relics; to me one of its most interesting cabinets is this of the neighborhood of Weybridge and Walton-upon-Thames. 🔊
  • 32. Its White Lion Inn is of the old coaching days, and the lion on its front is a very impressive monster, one of the few relics of the days when signs were signs in spirit and in truth. 🔊
  • 33. The excavations were still in progress at the time of General Grant's visit, and on that very occasion some interesting relics were unearthed. 🔊
  • 34. Spain, in Cervantes' day, had passed the chivalric age, though many relics of it still remained in its legends, songs, and proverbs. 🔊
  • 35. And these, as sacred relics, will I keep 🔊

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