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  • Jestocost was the godfather to them all; he was often embarrassed when the most voluptuous creatures in the universe threw playful kisses at him.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • This latter, the greatest illustrated work of the century, greatly influenced the development of the woodcut, and especially the work of Dürer, who was drawn towards Koberger, not only as the godfather of the latter, but also by bonds of personal friendship.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Well, a friend of mine, Ron Eller, had come over here to — in fact, Ron is the godfather to my daughter Jennifer.

    Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • With the rose-cross symbols on the tympanum and the prevalence of images of the Temple of Solomon, this points in the direction of the Ordre de la Rose-Croix, du Temple et du Graal—an Order founded in Toulouse around 1850 and later headed by none other than Joséphin Péladan, the godfather of the erotic occult groups of the day.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Since the godfather incident Kit had been gone a lot, and even when she was home, she was often preoccupied, and she’d developed an annoying fixation with love songs— “Mr. Sandman,” “Earth Angel,” “I Only Have Eyes for You”—the sappier the better.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Anas’s jihadist credentials were further burnished by the fact that he is the son-in-law of Abdullah Azzam, the godfather of the global jihad movement.

    The Longest War

  • As the godfather struggled to catch his breath, Kit stood and spoke to Steffie, who was watching her man with a greedy look in her eyes, as if she was enjoying his every grimace of pain, savoring it as if it were nutritious.

    Slice Of Cherry

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