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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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The Harbarths learned about Granddaddy on a television news report, but craning their necks to see it in person was something else entirely.
Granddaddy pushes back from the table, the chair squeaking against the linoleum floor.
From the days of having "Yes sir" and "Yes Ma'am" ingrained in my vocabulary to being told to look after my mama after every visit I had with him, Granddaddy planted all the right seeds to make me aware of the world around me and gave me the tools to appreciate the blessings around me.
And not at all as icky as when Granddaddy and I went to Sardis.
It was in that October issue of CW that Wood made his reappearance as wordsmith granddaddy with his new column, "Wood on Words.
Despite the French invasion of California's sparkling wine turf by such familiar Champagne names as Roederer, Chandon, Mumm, Piper and Taittinger, Napa's bubbling granddaddy, Schramsberg, has never been more successful than it is today.
org/usa/campaigns/oceans, in many ways the granddaddy of nonprofits seeking to save the seas (or at least the large mammals therein) has an oceans site that concentrates on its principal concerns of commercial whaling, overfishing, and deep sea bottom trawling.
Perhaps a granddaddy to most municipal recycling programs, this one works using an incentive-based deposit system that requires an assessment of a deposit from contractors before issuance of a building permit.
Babette's Feast (Orion Classic, 1987) The granddaddy of all Eucharist films, Gabriel Dixon's translation of Isak Dinesen's novel to the big screen has been played for more church groups than Pachelbel's Canon.
The Virginia winter clouds hang frozen in the sky over Assateague Island as Granddaddy and I climb from his four-wheel-drive truck.
Twelve socially responsible investment funds, including the Calvert Group, considered the granddaddy of socially responsible investing, support the boycott.
It's summer and that means a visit to the granddaddy of Sarasota's outdoor luncheon spots--the Hob Nob.