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godfather

a male godparent
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There was then a momentary bustle, while the Grand Master and all his attendants, excepting the champion and his godfathers, dismounted from their horses, which were immediately removed out of the lists by the esquires, who were in attendance for that purpose.
Malvoisin, then, acting as godfather of the champion, stepped forward, and laid the glove of the Jewess, which was the pledge of battle, at the feet of the Grand Master.
In vain his godfather offered to him a place in the public service, -- in vain did he try to give him a taste for glory, -- although Cornelius, to gratify his godfather, did embark with De Ruyter upon "The Seven Provinces," the flagship of a fleet of one hundred and thirty-nine sail, with which the famous admiral set out to contend singlehanded against the combined forces of France and England.
Thereupon Will Stutely, who loved a good jest, spoke up and said: "The infant in our household must be christened, and I'll stand godfather.
No, madame, for I presume that the king, standing godfather to him, could do no less than present him with five hundred thousand francs, giving his father, also, the government of Normandy.
How his mother nursed him, and dressed him, and lived upon him; how she drove away all nurses, and would scarce allow any hand but her own to touch him; how she considered that the greatest favour she could confer upon his godfather, Major Dobbin, was to allow the Major occasionally to dandle him, need not be told here.
No less than former President Joseph Estrada stood as one of the baby's godfathers and was there at the baptism rites.
THE Godfathers are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new album and UK tour, which calls in on Birmingham this week.
Of course, I fail the first major test for aspiring godfathers in that I'm pretty sure I don't believe in God.
Some of rock 'n' roll's godfathers also made the carpet walk.
Tokyo Godfathers * Written by Keiko Nobumoto * Directed by Satoshi Kon * Starring Yoshiaki Umegaki, Toru Emori, and Aya 0kamoto * Samuel Goldwyn Films
MAFIA godfathers in Sicily are flocking to psychiatrists to pour out their hearts over the stresses of gangster life.