antiquary

Part of speech: noun

ANTIQUARIANISM.

Part of speech: noun

One who collects, examines, or deals in ancient objects, as coins, etc.

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Usage examples "antiquary":

  1. A Scotch judge once quoted in court a passage from The Antiquary in which he said the true view of an intricate point was given; but then Scott was a lawyer. - "Bardell v. Pickwick", Percy Fitzgerald.
  2. These two portions of the Temple Church, indeed, when compared together, present features of peculiar interest to the architect and the antiquary. - "The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple", Charles G. Addison.
  3. In these diggings the shrewd antiquary digs for those precious tear- bottles of my ancestors. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.