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AUNT, domestic relations. The sister of one's father or mother; she is a relation in the third degree. Vide 2 Com. Dig. 474 Dane's Ab. c. 126, a. 3. Sec. 4.

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The young ladies were pretty, their manners winning, their dispositions unexceptionable; but there was a dignity in the air, a touch-me-not-ishness in the walk, a majesty in the eye, of the spinster aunt, to which, at their time of life, they could lay no claim, which distinguished her from any female on whom Mr.
A slightly bewildered look appeared on Aunt Eliza's face.
As soon as we were alone, my aunt reclined on the sofa, and then alluded, with some appearance of confusion, to the subject of her Will.
Sophia was in her chamber, reading, when her aunt came in.
Rose was right; and while she softly read psalms to Aunt Peace, the other ladies were talking about her little self in the frankest manner.
The evening meal at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
Pollyanna," interrupted her aunt again, sharply, "there is one thing that might just as well be understood right away at once; and that is, I do not care to have you keep talking of your father to me.
I got that out of Cora The Doctor's Wife whose husband's mother was very cross and unfealing to her like Aunt M.
I can't resist them as I ought, if I go back again, and hear your aunt saying what she has been saying for the last half hour and more.
I inquired about my aunt among the boatmen first, and received various answers.
He was a good man, and worked in the field as hard as he could; and Aunt Em did all the housework, with Dorothy's help.
I suppose you feel kind of, sorry" said Aunt Jamesina.