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  • n. Plural form of grandsire.


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  • The greatest of his grandsires had been born before there were any humans.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The parish part of the great church was fuller than usual even at the monastic offices, with anxious wives, mothers and grandsires fervent in praying for their menfolk.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • Men were disguised as women, and women as men — children wore the dress of aged people, and tottered with crutch-sticks in their hands, furred gowns on their little backs, and caps on their round heads — while grandsires assumed the infantine tone as well as the dress of children.

    The Abbot

  • Elizabethan or Jacobaean era — nay, did not make the gorge of our grandsires turn rebellious.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Such are the compliments bandied between my great-grandsires and myself, across the gulf of time!

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • From what Uncle Hafiz and my human grandsires have told me, you were freeing child slaves and confronting criminals at my age.

    First Warning

  • The human grandsires, asteroid miners at the time, rescued and raised Mother when they found her escape pod traveling where no Linyaari had gone before.

    First Warning

  • A series of pictures flashed by? an elderly human Khorii did not recognize, a younger Uncle Hafiz, and her human grandsires, then?

    First Warning

  • But we throve, and seldom questioned what went on east of the marches in the kingdom whence our grandsires had come.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • From sires and grandsires Englishmen have learned the mood into which their country fell.

    Mary Anerley

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