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godfather

a male godparent
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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.
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.
Many people gained their livelihood by the Board of Irrigation, especially one highly conscientious and musical family: all the daughters played on stringed instruments, and Alexey Alexandrovitch knew the family and had stood godfather to one of the elder daughters.
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.
Nobody got into the prison from whom he derived anything useful or good, and she could find no patron for him but her old friend and godfather.
Trundle, to act as godfather to their offspring; but he has become used to it now, and officiates as a matter of course.
THE Godfathers are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new album and UK tour, which calls in on Birmingham this week.
For more information about Godfather's Pizza, please visit Godfathers.
Lord Maginnis said he did not justify the action "but if one sought justification, godfathers were responsible for so many murders in Northern Ireland it should not be forgotten".
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.