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  • The cruller were all done at last – the great bread-trough was filled and set away – the remnant of the fat was carefully disposed of, and aunt Miriam's handmaid was called in to "take the watch."

    Queechy

  • He was a "likely" boy and aunt Betty, the cook, aunt Phyllis, the house-woman, and Eddie, the orphan white boy, all became intensely interested in the new-comer.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • Timothy and Pierette were the elderly uncle and aunt of a colleague.

    A Book of Miracles

  • [167] Mademoiselle de Sourdis was the daughter of Francois d'Escoubleau, Seigneur de Jouy, de Launay, Marquis de Sourdis, etc., and of Isabelle Babou, Dame d'Alluie, daughter of Jean Babou, Seigneur de la Bourdaisiere, and aunt of Gabrielle d'Estrees.

    The Life of Marie de Medicis

  • Of Antonio and Battestina, the uncle and aunt of Columbus, we know next to nothing.

    Christopher Columbus

  • “Didst remember, Adam, to speak to Colonel Donnithorne the words my uncle and aunt entrusted to thee?”

    Adam Bede

  • I thought I would come here so early, and then when I found I must do all those baskets of apples first I was very ill-humoured; and aunt Fortune saw I was and said something that made me worse.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • "Oh, he does what he ought not to do, aunt Miriam, and there is no help for it – and he did last summer, when we wanted men, and in the hot haying-time, he used to work, I know, beyond his strength; and aunt Lucy and I did not know what to do with ourselves."

    Queechy

  • My uncle and aunt were still at the same spot on the beach, unaware of the near-tragedy that just transpired.

    A Book of Miracles

  • LOXSLEIGH DID NOT attempt to seduce her, and indeed how could he when both her mother and aunt fluttered around him like adoring moths to the flame?

    Songs of Love & Death

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