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- n. the father of one's father
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His paternal grandfather had made cannon for the Continental army and had been one of Thomas Sumter's colonels.
As if lecturing from that text, he ejected the facts, helter-skelter, in a voice devoid of emotion: The Cadmuses were “rolling in money”; his paternal grandfather had built an empire in construction and California real estate.
The paternal grandfather of the poet decided that his three sons, Robert, William Shergold, and Reuben, should go into business, the two younger in London, the elder abroad.