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  • n. grandfather

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A familiar term for grandfather.


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  • Lord Valleys grimaced beneath his crisp moustache -- the word grandpapa always fell queerly on the ears of one who was but fifty-six, and by no means felt it -- and jerking his gloved hand towards Ann, he said:

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • "Please, I have measured Elspeth," I announced over the tea-table, "and grandpapa is quite right."

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • First, there is the large hamper of good things sent by grandpapa, which is as inexhaustible as

    In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

  • This he did, and the price he asked for doing so was exactly the value of the gold coin grandpapa had given

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • First, there is the large hamper of good things sent by grandpapa, which is as inexhaustible as Fortunatus's purse, and contains everything, from a Norfolk turkey to grapes from the grandpaternal vinery.

    Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

  • He knew that his daughter had made great strides in social elevation, and that her children, when he had seen them last, had been quite like "gentlefolk's children;" but to see this young princess step forth graciously out of a first-class carriage, and address him as "grandpapa," took away his breath.

    Phoebe, Junior

  • As for "grandpapa," M. de Choiseul, "a slight cold keeping him in bed he has fairy stories read to him all day long, a species of reading to which we are all given; we find them as probable as modern history.

    The Ancient Regime

  • With a simple ethos of delivering a bill reflecting the very best in terms of both talent and reputation, headliners include the grandpapa of French house music François Kevorkian, playing his Deep Space set for the first and only time in the UK this year, alongside his longtime collaborator and sometime resident at legendary NYC fun factory Loft, Danny Krivit.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • When his parents told him about the death, the child wanted to know if "grandpapa was okay now."

    Judith Acosta, LISW, CHT: Death and Dying: Talking to Your Children About Death

  • This city hasn't seen many sports weekends like this since grandpapa went to Ferdinando's in Brooklyn for vastedda

    A Sports Saturday Made for Sinatra


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