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Definitiona usually elderly man who is the leader of a group such as a family or tribe
- The father of the Custom-House—the patriarch, not only of this little squad of officials, but, I am bold to say, of the respectable body of tide-waiters all over the United States—was a certain permanent Inspector.Introductory (32% in)
- Then—the morning light still waxing stronger—old patriarchs would rise up in great haste, each in his flannel gown, and matronly dames, without pausing to put off their night-gear.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (39% in)
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