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- n. Plural form of great-great-great-grandfather.
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We decided to go cross the Danish border to find a town I had just learned was the hometown of one of my great-great-great-grandfathers on my mom's side.
Sir Walter Raleigh, or the men he sent to America, first taught our great-great-great-grandfathers to smoke.
Every man has had two grandfathers, four great-grandfathers, eight great-great-grandfathers, sixteen great-great-great-grandfathers, thirty-two fathers raised to the fourth power of great-grandness, and so on, increasing in number as you go further back, until it is hardly possible for any one to throw a brick into the pages of history without hitting somebody who is more or less responsible for his existence.
Their manners and customs are simple and severe and little has changed in modern life from that of their great-great-great-grandfathers.
The principal crop is corn, and they raise it and grind it just as their great-great-great-grandfathers did.
Otherwise none of us would get to own or control any property of our own, because we’d be constrained by an endless chain of covenants and restrictions created by our great-great-great-grandfathers.
"Yes," she said, "it was a ship belonging to one of my great-great-great-grandfathers, or someone like that.