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  • n. Plural form of heirloom.


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  • It seems that her family has been hit by raiders and marauders, and they have stolen many heirlooms from the good lady, including her late husband†™ s sword, the Sword of Aurora.

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  • Quick to disavow any appearance of illegality, the patient's mother explains that “they weren't looting, that it was their own village, Old Dachang, and they were just trying to recover some heirlooms from the remaining houses that hadn't been moved.”

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  • Sort the heirlooms from the kitsch, and consign the dusty and drab to the flames.

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  • They did manage the Post-Office which was quite near, but they never touched either Westminster or St. Paul's; those priceless heirlooms from the great past were absolutely intact.

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  • The heirlooms were a total disappointment and will no longer take up valuable space.

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  • Collectibles and memorabilia not only make great gifts but also can become family heirlooms, which is a very nice gift for storeowners and shoppers alike.

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  • The library and the works of art are described as heirlooms, which have passed into the possession of the present proprietor -- one more among the hundreds of Englishmen who are ruined every year by betting on the Turf.

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  • Most gardeners agree that fruits and vegetables can be called heirlooms if they have been around for at least 50 years. Stories

  • In response to this issue, a representative of the Science and Technology Ministry, Luiz Antonio Barreto de Castro, acknowledged the contamination of non-GMO corn, but stated, "the norms of CTNBio were established taking into consideration that not always would the contamination result in damage for the farmers who produce varieties called heirlooms ... even if contamination occurs, it will be to the advantage of the farmer."


  • What do you do with the family "so - called heirlooms" when there is no-one in the family who wants to clean the silver cutlery etc?

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