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Methuselah (me-THOO-zuh-luh) noun

1. An extremely old man.

2. An oversized wine bottle holding approx. 6 liters.

[After biblical figure Methuselah who was said to have lived 969 years.]

"Five restaurant years would be about equivalent to 30 human years, so Bambino's, which has been around since 1983, is a veritable Methuselah among eateries." A.C. Stevens, Why Cook Tonight? The Boston Herald, Feb 11, 2001.

"Meet Frank Ahern, the Methuselah of Seattle high-school coaches, a revered urban legend in his second half-century of helping city youth." Craig Smith, A Coach For The Ages, The Seattle Times, Feb 27, 2000.

This week's theme: eponyms.

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