Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: grand and sire.
Think’st thou, that I will leave my kingly throne,
Wherein my grandsire and my father sat? William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
Thy grandsire, and his brother, to whom fame
Gave, from two conquer’d parts o’ th’ world, their name. John Denham.
The wreaths his grandsire knew to reap
By active toil and military sweat. Matthew Prior.
Why should a man, whose blood is warm within,
Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? William Shakespeare, Merch. of Ven.
Above the portal, carv’d in cedar wood,
Plac’d in their ranks, their godlike grandsires stood. Dryden.
So mimick ancient wits at best,
As apes our grandsires in their doublets drest. Alexander Pope.
Grandsire is one of the standard change ringing methods, which are methods of ringing church bells or handbells using a series of mathematical permutations rather than using a melody. The grandsire method is usually rung on an odd number of bells: Grandsire doubles is rung on five working bells, grandsire triples on seven, grandsire caters on nine and grandsire cinques on eleven. Like all odd-bell methods, where there are sufficient bells, it is normally rung with a "cover" bell, which stays in the last position in each row to add musicality.
specifically, a grandfather; more generally, any ancestor
Etymology: [OF. grantsire. See Grand, and Sire.]
Grandsire is one of the standard change ringing methods, which are methods of ringing church bells or handbells using a series of mathematical permutations rather than using a melody. The Grandsire method is usually rung on an odd number of bells: Grandsire Doubles is rung on five working bells, Grandsire Triples on seven, Grandsire Caters on nine and Grandsire Cinques on eleven.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The name of a four-oared boat which belonged to Peter the Great, now carefully preserved at St. Petersburg as the origin of the Russian fleet.
The numerical value of grandsire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of grandsire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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