Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 130 (Veteran)

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#130. Veteran.-- N. veteran, old man, seer, patriarch, graybeard; grandfather, grandsire; grandam; gaffer, gammer; crone; pantaloon; sexagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian; old stager; dotard &c. 501.

preadamite[obs], Methuselah, Nestor, old Parr; elders; forefathers &c. (paternity) 166.

Phr. "superfluous lags the veteran on the stage" [Johnson].