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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishantiquarianan‧ti‧quar‧i‧an /ˌæntəˈkweəriən◂ $ -ˈkwer-/ adjective [only before noun]  TCNan antiquarian bookshop sells old books
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antiquarianBoutiques had taken the place of antiquarian bookshops.The closure of the antiquarian business in Bristol was part of this realignment, and was reflected in the 1992 accounts.No Arlott journey of the middle years was without a chart of secondhand bookshops, antiquarian caves.It comprises an extensive accumulation of medieval manuscripts, and a number of antiquarian collections.The income provides for a travelling scholarship in archaeology or otherwise for the promotion of antiquarian studies.His antiquarian temperament has made him a greater snapper-up of unconsidered trifles of archaeology, architecture and literature.Nor is he an old-fashioned, bookish poet with antiquarian tendencies like Tennyson.
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