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 for eld
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eld \Eld\, v. i.
     To age; to grow old. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eld \Eld\, v. t.
     To make old or ancient. [Obs.]
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           Time, that eldeth all things.            --Rom. of R.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eld \Eld\ ([e^]ld), a. [AS. eald.]
     Old. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eld \Eld\, n. [AS. yldu, yldo, eldo, old age, fr. ald, eald,
     old. See Old.]
     1. Age; esp., old age. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              As sooth is said, eelde hath great avantage.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Great Nature, ever young, yet full of eld.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. Old times; former days; antiquity. [Poetic]
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              Astrologers and men of eld.           --Longfellow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eld
      n 1: a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's
           showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a
           beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood" [syn:
           old age, years, age, eld, geezerhood]
      2: a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some
         particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of
         school age"; "tall for his eld" [syn: age, eld]

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