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- n. a present given to someone getting married
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Everything was old and poor, and not a thing to get money on – nothing except father's Saifer Torah – the Holy Scrolls – and mother's silver candlesticks, her wedding present from our grandmother.
Our wedding present from Mrs. Lee was a fruit-cake, and Bishop Dudley's mother sent a black cake she had been saving for her golden wedding.
And from that time on Obidos was always the wedding present given to Portuguese queens?
A kind of dowry or wedding present was regularly bestowed by a bridegroom when an agreement of marriage had been reached.
As we worked through the rooms, various objects and shapes seemed to reach out and touch my memory, each time restoring a small portion of it to life: The looking-glass near the door, for example, had been a wedding present that my mother hated and my father loved, source of much affectionate discord.
While I don't mean to say that the average wedding present carries a curse instead of a blessing, it could usually repeat a few cuss-words if it had a retentive memory.
Sent back me wedding present to Beatt with a few questions not in the taste you and me is accustomed to.