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  • noun Plural form of grandpapa.


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  • For at that rate, he said, the Baltas would be quite right in thinking it a fine thing to eat their grandpapas, because they thought it an ugly thing to put them underground.

    The Water Babies 2007

  • They will come and stand by my chair, and say, ‘Grandpapa, can you give me a bit of string?’ and once Henry asked me for a knife, but I told him knives were only made for grandpapas.

    Emma 2004

  • ` Grandpapa, can you give me a bit of string? 'and once Henry asked me for a knife, but I told him knives were only made for grandpapas.

    Emma Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 2001

  • Children played, young girls wrote letters to their lovers; mothers busily worked sewing-machines, but saw everything that passed on the water; fathers read newspapers, and white-haired old grandpapas nodded over long-stemmed pipes.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon Karl Anderson 1901

  • I should like you to understand that it was not just an ordinary tea, but a special one; for it was grandpapa's birthday, and, as perhaps you know, grandpapas don't often have birthday parties, so it was a great occasion.

    The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911 Various 1899

  • The usual visiting going on in the village; all gallant spirits are in motion, from very young gentlemen of five or six, to their grandpapas, wishing "Happy New Year" to the ladies.

    Rural Hours 1887

  • "But, grandpapa, _darling_, that grandpapa was seventy-three grandpapas back!"

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson 1886

  • "Long after they have no more nurses or fathers and mothers -- or grandpapas and grandmammas," with a little smile, which somehow made the corners of

    Us An Old Fashioned Story Mrs. Molesworth 1880

  • Men and women know these things, because their grandpapas and grandmammas have told them so.

    Selections from Previous Works and Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals Samuel Butler 1868

  • Her grandpapa Forey pretended to grumble at bridal presents being expected from grandpapas.

    Ordeal of Richard Feverel — Volume 4 George Meredith 1868


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