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  • noun Plural form of grandfather.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of grandfather.


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  • Nearly everyone knows that American quail hunting as practiced by our grandfathers is disappearing faster than free air at gas stations.

    The Bird Guys

  • We are led from the huddled camp of contrabands in 1868 to the allied armies in 1918; from a crowd of men and women without a past and seemingly without a future -- even a possibility only to the eyes of patriotism and faith -- we are led in these pages to the ranks of efficient soldiers and brilliant officers fighting with southern men whose grandfathers called their grandfathers slaves!

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

  • And even as the mahogany of our grandfathers is now brought forth from garrets and unused rooms, and antiquity shops and farm-houses are searched for the good old-time furniture, so we are learning to take the old gardens for our models, and the old-fashioned flowers to fill our borders.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

  • It's a replica of the GI bill our grandfathers were able to get when they got back from WW2 ...

    Exit polls: Kentucky voters made up their minds long ago

  • Her grandfathers were the two rival Hasmoneans who invited Rome to intervene in Judaean internal affairs and eventually brought about the downfall of the Hasmonean kingdom.

    Mariamme I The Hasmonean.

  • One of my grandfathers was a barber, and the other was a leather worker at the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory in upstate New York.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • One of my grandfathers was a two-star Navy admiral; my other grandfather was an ambassador.

    Letters to the Editor

  • One of my grandfathers was a two-star Navy admiral; my other grandfather was an ambassador.

    Letters to the Editor

  • I know far more now than I did then about the history of warfare, in part thanks to the discovery, which my own parents kept from me for some reason, that one of my grandfathers was a prisoner-of-war from 1942-45.

    Flanders fields

  • One of her grandfathers was a journalist for a German language newspaper.

    Judge to Immigrant Mothers: Learn English or Lose Your Kids


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