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  • n. Alternative form of grandaunt.


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  • And it gave me the creeps, when I was a boy, to go into that big, for-ever-twilight room of hers, and know that in this jar was all that remained of my maternal grand-aunt, and that in that jar was my great-grandfather, and that in all the jars were the preserved bone-remnants of the shadowy dust of the ancestors whose seed had come down and been incorporated in the living, breathing me.


  • Marjorie, a sprightly 92, my late grandfather's sister in law, aka my step great-aunt, or step grand-aunt -- or would it be ex-step-great-aunt because our connection is no longer with us?

    Janet Carlson: It May Be Time to Redefine Family

  • The youngest of the three was to receive from a grand-aunt a good hundred thousand livres of income; the second was the heir by entail to the title of the Duke, his uncle; the eldest was to succeed to the peerage of his grandfather.

    Les Miserables

  • By this time grand-aunt joins us, giving us a tour of the backyard pointing to the drumsticks, curry leaves, chillies, cheera or amaranth leaves, marachini or tapioca, chena or yam, chembu or colocassia, tamarind….. there is enough growing to make a lovely lunch!

    Manga Perukku - A union of Mango and Coconut

  • Our grand-uncle opens the gates for us, with our grand-aunt rushing close behind, welcoming us into the house.

    Manga Perukku - A union of Mango and Coconut

  • Roma's grand-aunt, Eileen Ryan, was an aquaintance of Margaret Pearse - Patrick's mother.

    Patrick Pearse - A Rare Photograph?

  • The first time I'd ever seen really natural moonlight was when I went to visit my grand-aunt Grace in Oregon, in 1994.


  • My grand-aunt used to make exactly similar "shaak" of padwal or snake gourds too.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • My grand-aunt always added sugar to the dough and would say the puris remain puffed up.


  • The woman writing the letter is Mrs. Charles W. Brooks and she was my grand-aunt.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Post Calls for Southwick Confirmation:


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