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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 other thing I realised as I was considering the length of a grandfather clock is that, with both front seats up, you could carry a grandmother clock, which ranges from 5ft 4in to 5ft 9in.
The timing, as with the aforementioned grandfather clock, was crucial - and it was flawless.
The Master's Tardis was a grandfather clock in episodes of the original show called The Deadly Assassin and The Keeper of Traken.
If the giant baroque grandfather clock has a bizarro world twin, this is it.
There are individual oak floorboards in the prize dollhouse, and its working grandfather clock in a cherry cabinet came out of a ceramic piece he found.
Harris was an instrument technician during WWII and put his talents to good use at his jewellery store with its specialty watch and clock-repair service and grandfather clock sales.
Firefighters found that mercury had leaked from the pendulum of an antique grandfather clock.
On arrival, they found that mercury had leaked from the pendulum of a grandfather clock.
Besides the model of the Royal Dramatic Theater, where Bergman worked for many years, the items that reaped the most were the chess board from the film "The Seventh Sear' (missing one of the kings), which went for $143,000, an old figure-head ($100,000), ah Edvard Munch painting depicting August Strindberg ($77,000), a b&w Irving Penn photo of Bergman ($74,000), a grandfather clock ($74,000) and the Laterna Magica ($71,000).
A red grandfather clock standing near one of the store's many bay windows resembles something that could be found in a Dr.
Grandfather clock, floor clock, or tallcase clock, Greg Degani doesn't care what they're called.
They include a grandfather clock, a rocking chair and a rocking horse.