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Pilgrim Fathers

plural noun
1.
the Pilgrim Fathers, the English Puritans who sailed on the Mayflower to New England, where they founded Plymouth Colony in SE Massachusetts (1620)
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  • You are to compose and to read the poem on the pilgrim fathers?

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • It has become incredible that this continent was colonised by the pilgrim fathers.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • Massachusetts Bay is as it was when the pilgrim fathers first beheld it.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • Of course the pilgrim fathers couldn't have brought them all.

  • Upon this act followed the retaliation of the pilgrim fathers.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • Do you think its fair for me to have to write an oration on the pilgrim fathers?

  • The pilgrim fathers didn't all come here before the Revolution.

    Heroines of Service Mary Rosetta Parkman
  • Not a little of the glory of the pilgrim fathers rests on their own testimony.

  • Once—let us make a brief retrospect—she had "pilgrim fathers."

  • Like the pilgrim fathers and their fishing shallops they had nowhere else to go.

    The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine

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