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heirloom

a chattel inherited by special custom or in accordance with the terms of a will.
References in classic literature ?
But the sentiment was there; as clear a flame as ever burned on earth from the most remote ages before that eternal thing which is in you, which is your heirloom. And is it my fault that what I had to give was real flame, and not a mystic's incense?
"This dark old square of canvas, my fair cousin," said he, "has been an heirloom in the Province House from time immemorial.
But, to tell you the truth, I have no faith in this idea of the snake's being an heirloom. He is my own snake, and no man's else."
Probably it was part of the original furniture, an heirloom in this magnificent palace of the Irish kings."
"Does he too want you, or has the option on you become a family heirloom, to be passed on down from generation to generation?"
Despite having a similar cooking time than heirlooms, Pinto required over 2 hours more preparation time because of its low rate of hydration during soaking.
Seeds crossed deliberately using two heirlooms or an heirloom with a hybrid, by saving and re-planting seeds for four or five seasons.
The "new heirlooms"--also called modern heirlooms, specialty, or artisanal tomatoes are not technically heirloom varieties.
In the `Trio' pieces, golf is carved and layered to form a series of three-dimensional sculpted heirlooms. It could take upto two months to craft and a fortnight to design, hand draw, hand thread and hand craft these ornaments, said Dasani while explaining the enormous effort that craftsmen put into these ornaments
Growing heirlooms ensures that the unique genetic properties of these old varieties will survive.
However, many heirlooms are prized for having an old-time taste that's a far cry from tomatoes at the supermarket.
If you have photos, letters, manuscripts, children's school work or heirlooms and wish to ensure they are preserved for succeeding generations, this is a chance to discover how best to keep them.