great-aunt


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an aunt of your father or mother

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Mr Vanns said: "I inherited the fork from my great-aunt Olivia.
The grandmother and great-aunt, who lived in a semi-independent section of the same house, were also found on their respective beds.
Woolf was indebted to her great-aunt for early introductions into literary circles (her aunt photographed Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Robert Browning, among others) as well as for knowledge of her mother Julia; some of Cameron's most important photographs are portraits of her beloved niece.
An orphan since the age of eleven, Pandora English, has just moved from living with a spinster aunt in the middle of nowhere (Gretchenville, USA) to living with a supposedly elderly but very young-looking great-aunt who conveniently lives in Manhattan.
M i c h a e l a , f r o m Clondalkin, Dublin and her grandmum Julia Ward were staying with great-aunt Ann Joyce on holidays.
Few people realize I'm not the real great-aunt since she's in Florida playing bridge or line dancing while I eat Jell-O salad and tasteless cake.
With each of my mother's three pregnancies, my great-aunt, the admiral's daughter and biographer, referred to the precious bulge as "the little admiral," only to be disappointed when another daughter emerged.
Teen Odella is haunted by too many family secrets, including a mother's alcoholism, a great-aunt who no longer visits, and a car accident.
Award-winning Ms Hartnett's 80-year-old great-aunt, Ilda Margaritelli, took over the High Street takeaway 58 years ago.
The premise is that the story came to the author via a legacy left to him by a great-aunt Rebecca.
Some of us have had to endure the long suffering of lung cancer and watch our dear mothers die a painful and long death, but thank god we don't all do what Maureen Messent did to her poor great-aunt.
At the hearing Tuesday, seated in two rows of seats behind the boy were his parents, two grandmothers, a grandfather, a great-aunt and great-uncle and a minister.
No one in the family told me much about my Great-Aunt Wen.
You skipped the eggnog, had just one serving of Great-Aunt Elsa's chopped chicken livers, and all that you drank on the airplane flights was tap water.
Imagine my shock, though, when my elderly mother, who doesn't approve of drinking at all, told me recently that I'd end up like my great-aunt, who died of an asthma attack brought on by booze.