heirloom


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heirloom

a chattel inherited by special custom or in accordance with the terms of a will.
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The king and the queen knew nothing about these poor creatures, except that they were heirlooms, assets inherited, along with the throne, from the former firm.
Raveloe lay low among the bushy trees and the rutted lanes, aloof from the currents of industrial energy and Puritan earnestness: the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families, and the poor thought that the rich were entirely in the right of it to lead a jolly life; besides, their feasting caused a multiplication of orts, which were the heirlooms of the poor.
Preserve me from people who have seen better days, and bring heirlooms with them that make the house smell stuffy.
They become, I believe, heirlooms, strictly speaking, according to the terms of your godmother's will.
Well, everything on this tray is at least a hundred years old: these cups, these spoons, this ewer, are all heirlooms; my great-grandmother left them to my grandmother, she to my mother, and my mother brought them with her from England to Switzerland, and left them to me; and, ever since I was a little girl, I have thought I should like to carry them back to England, whence they came."
Heirloom wedding rings are powerful markers of personal heritage.
The project is currently being implemented in Hingyon and Hungduan in Ifugao province, and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato province, which are known for their rich crop diversity conservation initiatives and heirloom farming practices using traditional and natural methods.
There may be a preference for growing an heirloom variety or a hybrid cultivar.
Blending modern innovation and community focus, Giant Food Stores in January debuted its new small-format Giant Heirloom Market in Philadelphia's southwest Center City.
Filipino farm grows one of only 16 Heirloom Cacao in the world.
DAVAO CITY - The cacao grown by Davao City-based Puentespina Farms, the manufacturer of award-winning Malagos Chocolates, has been recognized as "Heirloom Cacao" by a non-profit organization Heirloom Ca-cao Preservation (HCP) Fund based in the US.
CASHMERE--Barns Etc Hard Cider Shed, located at 5420 Woodring Canyon Road here, has been around for five years and offers its customers heirloom blend hard ciders made locally at its orchard production site.