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  • n. A grandam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A grandam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as grandam.


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  • But -- as for thee, thou good-for-naught, thou wicked elf -- aha! would'st dare leave thy poor old grannam weak and 'fenceless?

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • "Count, grannam, count!" she cried imperiously, "and if't is not enough I've my little _churi_ for the first as dare touch me!"

    Peregrine's Progress

  • I should have had to hire some old Storling grannam, or retain the tattling keepers of the house.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 2

  • 'Well,' said Lady Camper, 'a veteran General of Brigade is as good a crutch as a childless old grannam can have. '

    Case of General Ople

  • When I hear such base, skeldering, coistril propositions come from the counsellors of your grace, and when I remember the Huffs, the Muns, and the Tityretu's by whom your grace's ancestors and predecessors were advised on such occasions, I begin to think the spirit of action is as dead in Alsatia as in my old grannam; and yet who thinks so thinks a lie, since I will find as many roaring boys in the Friars as shall keep the liberties against all the scavengers of Westminster.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • "Think not to leave thy old grannam lone and lorn and helpless -- nor this our fair maid.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn


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