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an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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"While searching for answers with the handsome Scot she meets on the journey home, Eilidh traces the story of Highland Mary, a possible ancestress and her brief relationship with Burns.
Then she traces literary types: the Matriarch, the Temptress, the Foreign Woman, and the Ancestress. She examines the Hebrew narratives first at the literary level, then works up to the socio-cultural significance of each instance.
Our speakers this fall included Jennifer DeBruin who read us excerpts on her loyalist ancestress. This spurred us to have Gail Dzis in November who gave us some pointers on writing our own story and those of our Loyalist ancestors.
But collectively it is seen as memory chains--not history but the longue duree in fiction, its appropriate habitat--imaginatively re-creating the ancestress of ancestresses whom no soldier was to describe.
His third dam Viva La Sec is also ancestress of Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Astronomer Royal.
As mentioned above, Khasi society is matrilineal, and the clans trace their descent from the Iawbei Tynrai or clan ancestress; her descendants comprise the kurs or clans.
Catherine Swinford is ancestress of all British monarchs from the Tudors to the House of Windsor and Prince William himself.
My ancestress, the first Marchioness Conyngham, was his last mistress and he stayed at Slane Castle on his State Visit to Ireland in 1821.
It is only when she goes to stay with her auntie Kara and is shown the priceless ruby locket, an heirloom that belonged to her French ancestress, that her life changes she falls asleep wearing her aunt's locket.
Manifesting as a dove, a mountain lion, a chrysalis, or a woman with snakes spiralling up her arms, Evans's Minoan goddess was a fertile virgin and peaceful warrior, ancestress of Artemis, Ariadne and Psyche.
"So she is blessed for her loyalty and kindness to her mother-in-law by becoming the ancestress of King David.
The story derived from the Bible was early known in Ethiopia, and the Queen of Sheba was venerated as the national ancestress of the Ethiopian people.