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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
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Granddaddy had been watching from the patio where he sat spitting Redman into a plastic cup.
One of the many blessings Granddaddy gave me was the Duck Woods, the refuge so many of us had the privilege to seek out for male camaraderie, fellowship and solitude.
I ask as Granddaddy pulls two feed sacks filled with hay from the truck.
Late one morning, just as Donald had finished belting out, "Don't step on my blue suede shoes," Granddaddy covered his ears.
But the granddaddy of Windy City celebrations is the twelve-year-old Spring Festival of Dance, which this year featured four Chicago troupes, several others from Europe, and such national stars as Garth Fagan, Bill T.
Saccharin is the granddaddy of artificial sweeteners.
The thousands of urban heat islands that are our cities may contribute to larger climate trends, including the granddaddy of all - global warming.
Some researchers are going after the granddaddy of them all: the bean.
Niacin, first prescribed as a treatment for high blood cholesterol in 1955, is the granddaddy of today's commonly used cholesterol-lowering agents.
There is a chapter on the history of Lyman, the granddaddy of reloading companies that celebrated its hundredth birthday in 1978.
This is the granddaddy of all desert races, covering 1,047 miles of rugged terrain.
short yard in and I imagine when Granddaddy plowed this land, his very