Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Time with reference to a particular Period

130. Veteran.

   NOUN:VETERAN, old man, reverend sir, seer, patriarch, graybeard; grandfather, grandsire [archaic], grisard [rare], oldster [colloq.], pantaloon [obs.]; gaffer, sexagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian; doyen [F.], old stager; dotard [See Fool].
  GRANNY, grandam or grandame [archaic], gammer [dial. Eng.], crone, hag, oldwife, beldam or beldame.
  preadamite, Methuselah, Nestor, old Parr; elders; forefathers (paternity) [See Paternity]; Darby and Joan, Philemon and Baucis, “John Anderson, my jo” [Burns].
   ADJECTIVE:VETERAN; aged [See Age].
   QUOTATION:Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage.—Johnson