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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mallari's grandfather clocks are examples of functional art that can be used to tell the time (and chime at the appropriate time), while admired for their Victorian industrial chic.
It also incorporates an opening APET rigid window panel and foil embossed chimes that artfully simulate a real grandfather clock.
"So what could you carry in that," I asked myself and, after a bit of maths and working out, I came up with a grandfather clock or a 9ft Christmas tree.
This is an enthralling story of timeslips, a tardis-like grandfather clock, hidden caves, hypnosis and ancient druids.
Much as a grandfather clock depends on the swinging of a pendulum, his prototype atomic clock relied on this frequency to mark the passing of time.
Key in the door and turn of the lock, Chimes in the hall from the grandfather clock, Away from the crowds, the hustle and bustle, Bags so heavy you ache from each muscle.
Grandfather clock My mum used to have a grandfather clock and I always loved it.
Nothing says classic time, in its most literal sense, than a grandfather clock in your living room.
THIS classic children's story has been adapted by Birmingham Stage Company, and takes Tom and audiences into a magical secret garden which appears when the grandfather clock chimes 13 times.
Madore appears as the hilarious Tom Cat and grandfather clock; Piolino wears an awkward-looking teapot suit and later shouts out rapid-fire mathematical quizzes as Little Old Man (Arithmetic); d'Oustrac is a sexy female cat and later a puffed-up squirrel; and Gay takes turns as an Armchair (his suit patterned in identical fashion to the black-and-white stripes of the chair in which he sits) and a Tree.
Tom has always believed it cannot be done, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes 13 times, he is transported to a secret garden from the past.
When the old grandfather clock in the hall strikes 13 he discovers it's possible to slip back in time to a Victorian garden where he meets Hatty, with whom he becomes a lifelong friend.