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Definitions of "grandams"
- Plural form of grandam. noun
The word "grandams" in example sentences
They told me this in Arkham, and because that is a very old town full of witch legends I thought the evil must be something which grandams had whispered to children through centuries.. [BestScienceFictionStories.com » Post Topic » The Colour Out Of Space by H.P. Lovecraft]
Uniformity at once disappears; some of the offspring resemble the grandsire, and others the grandams, and some possess the disposition and constitution of the one and some of the other; and consequently a race of mongrels is perpetuated.. [The Principles of Breeding or, Glimpses at the Physiological Laws involved in the Reproduction and Improvement of Domestic Animals]
The small enchanter nothing can withstand, no seniority of age, no gravity of character; uncles, aunts, grandsires, grandams, fall an easy prey: he conforms to nobody, all conform to him; all caper and make mouths, and babble, and chirrup to him.. [Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers]
'Old grandams 'tales,' replied Landsmath; 'if it had been so, the waistcoats and flannels would have rubbed the poison off.'. [Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete]
Flamboyantly smoking cigars they sat in a box at the burlesque show, their feet up on the rail, while a chorus of twenty daubed, worried, and inextinguishably respectable grandams swung their legs in the more elementary chorus-evolutions, and a Jewish comedian made vicious fun of Jews.. [Babbitt]
Locke's grotesque and often extremely amusing characters are missing; in place of them there are the heroic cripples, silent lovers, maudlin war veterans and angelic grandams of the old-time Sunday-school books.. [Prejudices : first series,]
Flamboyantly smoking cigars they sat in a box at the burlesque show, their feet up on the rail, while a chorus of twenty daubed, worried, and inextinguishably respectable grandams swung their legs in the more elementary chorus-evolutions, and a Jewish comedian made vicious fun of. [Babbitt]
David and Goliath differed as widely as their grandams, for in contrast to Ruth, the pious, religious Jewess, Orpah had led a life of unspeakable infamy.. [The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4]
Here also, over the open fire, fish, game, and chickens may be cooked, as our grandams and granddaddies cooked them, and quaint, old-fashioned luncheons and suppers served on earthenware or tin dishes, camp style.. [Shelters, Shacks and Shanties]
Heaps of fruit and sweetmeats set half the grandams and infants in the place a-cackling with felicity.. [Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents]
The small children had been left behind in the village, in charge of the grandams and the women unfit for field labor.. [Russian Rambles]
The memory of his deeds perpetuates itself in respectable Jewish homes, where grandams, on quiet Sabbath afternoons, tell of them, as they show in confirmation the seal on coins to an awe-struck progeny.. [Jewish Literature and Other Essays]
"Go to the grandams and the children!" she would say, with a shrug of her shoulders, to a priest, whenever one in Algiers or Paris attempted to reclaim her; and a son of the Order of Jesus, famed for persuasiveness and eloquence, had been fairly beaten once when, in the ardor of an African missionary, he had sought to argue with the little. [Under Two Flags]
Whether any nations accepted the doctrine of metempsychosis, and thought that "the souls of their grandams might haply inhabit a partridge," we are without the means of knowing.. [The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America]
Nothing could possibly be more grotesque than to see groups of the native women, from the wrinkled old grandams to the girls of a dozen years, bathing at all hours of the day in the warm, steaming pools.. [Foot-prints of Travel or, Journeyings in Many Lands]
To the horror of the burriqueiro, or syce, they gallop hired screws, high-heeled as their grandams, over paths at which an English stag would look twice; and for. [To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I]