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  1. a period of time so long ago that people cannot remember it

    The programme looks through the mists of time to examine the lives of our earliest ancestors.

    lost in the mists of time:

    The origins of the organization are lost in the mists of time.

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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