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 Foppington (Lord).Forbës, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Forbears.
 
Ancestors, predecessors—i.e. those born before the present generation. (Anglo-Saxon, fór-béran.)   1
        “My name is Græme, so please you,—Roland Græme, whose forbears were designated of Heathergill, in the Debateable Land.”—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot, chap. xviii.
 


 Foppington (Lord).Forbës, 

 
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