Grandmother


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GRANDMOTHER, domestic relations. The mother of one's father or mother. The father's mother is called the paternal grandmother; the mother's mother is the maternal grandmother.

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The grandmother lived out in the wood, half a league from the village, and just as Little Red-Cap entered the wood, a wolf met her.
Cake and wine; yesterday was baking-day, so poor sick grandmother is to have something good, to make her stronger.
While I scrubbed, my grandmother busied herself in the dining-room until I called anxiously, `Grandmother, I'm afraid the cakes are burning
While my grandmother was busy about supper, I settled myself on the wooden bench behind the stove and got acquainted with the cat-- he caught not only rats and mice, but gophers, I was told.
She foresaw that her grandmother must die, and the great object of her present existence was to provide for the few remaining wants of this only relative during the brief time she had yet to live, and to give her decent and Christian burial.
There would be nothing ready for the milliner, under two or three days, and there was little in the lodgings to meet the necessities of her grandmother.
the Grandmother at last ejaculated, to dissipate the silence.
I verily believe that if the Grandmother had held her tongue a few seconds longer she would have had a stroke.
The grandmother had saved a little money, but it was swept away by the illness of the daughter and by the cost of the two funerals.
She drew another match against the wall: it was again light, and in the lustre there stood the old grandmother, so bright and radiant, so mild, and with such an expression of love.
The next morning she found her grandmother in bed; the fever had not abated, on the contrary her eyes glistened and she appeared to be suffering from violent nervous irritability.
Grandmother Majauszkiene knew that because her son belonged to a political organization with a contractor who put up exactly such houses.