hark back

[hark back] {v.}, {literary} 1. To recall or turn back to anearlier time or happening.

Judy is always harking back to the goodtimes she had at camp.

2. To go back to something as a beginning ororigin.

The cars of today hark back to the first automobiles madeabout 1900.

The slit in the back of a man's coal harks back to thedays when men rode horseback.