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 (grănd′sīr′, grăn′-)
1. The male grandparent of an animal, especially a domesticated animal such as a horse.
2. also grand·sir (-sər) Archaic
a. A grandfather.
b. A male ancestor; a forefather.
c. An old man.
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(ˈɡrænˌsaɪə; ˈɡrænd-)
1. an archaic word for grandfather
2. (Music, other) bell-ringing a well-established method used in change-ringing. See method4
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1. Chiefly Dial. grandfather.
2. Archaic.
b. an aged man.
[1250–1300; Middle English graunt-sire < Anglo-French]
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``but my grandsire drew a good long bow at Hastings, and I trust not to dishonour his memory.''
``The foul fiend on thy grandsire and all his generation!'' interrupted John , ``shoot, knave, and shoot thy best, or it shall be the worse for thee!''
``My grandsire,'' said Hubert, ``drew a good bow at the battle of Hastings, and never shot at such a mark in his life and neither will I.
These twenty nobles I leave to Hubert, who has this day drawn as brave a bow as his grandsire did at Hastings.
The good looks, gallant bearing, and gentlemanlike appearance of the boy won the grandsire's heart for him.
When they met at dinner the grandsire used to ask the lad what he had been reading during the day, and was greatly interested at the report the boy gave of his own studies, pretending to understand little George when he spoke regarding them.
"Nay, nay, let us show respect to the good grandsire," said Bullivant, laughing.
Family dynasty: Jean's portrait of Enable along with her sire and grandsire
They rang 630 changes of Grandsire Triples that were heard across the town.
Wadee's other achievements have been: MENTON 2017 - Best head stallions 7 years old and above; Paris 2017 - most beautiful head CM6A; Paris 2017 - Highest Score in the World Championship; MENTON 2017 - Best in Show Male Gazal, born 1995, is a World Champion as well as a sire and grandsire of World Champions, including Marwan Al Shaqab.
Monterosso's grandsire was Dubai Millennium -- who stormed to victory in the Dubai World Cup in 2000.
The Hanwoo data comprised of paternal grandsire halfsib pedigrees, with 361 steers produced from 39 sires that were sired by 17 grandsires.