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paterfamiliases

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  • n. Plural form of paterfamilias.

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Examples

  • Meanwhile, Evie's father invokes not only Saleem's old man, but also the lunatic inventiveness of the great paterfamiliases of Jewish literature: the father colourfully sequestered in the attic of Schulz's The Street of Crocodiles, and the ravaged prophet in Danilo Kis's spellbinding novel, Garden, Ashes.

    The Echo Chamber by Luke Williams – review

  • The tech tycoon advises paterfamiliases and matriarchs that "Its always been possible to use search engines to search MySpace.com or any URL" via the Google search engine.

    Mark Cuban Advises Parents Re Searching MySpace

  • The tired paterfamiliases sat around the rooms, too true to their mission to retire for a little snooze.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,

  • It is the so-called decent people, the noble paterfamiliases, the irreproachable husbands, the loving brothers.

    Yama: the pit

  • One of the most striking things was that one of the paterfamiliases of the Krupp clan thought that horse manure was a healthful smell, so in the late 19th century he designed and build an all-steel-and-glass house, with living quarters on the second floor … and horse stables on the first … with vents, to let the … ahem … smells rise.

    dispatches from TJICistan

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