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1) 3898. Geoffrey Wrangham. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...NUMBER: 3898 AUTHOR: Geoffrey Wrangham QUOTATION: Distrust all mothers-in-law. They are completely unscrupulous in what they say in court. ATTRIBUTION: Boston Herald...

2) -in-law, in-law. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The plurals of mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and the like, are mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, brothers-in law, etc. A Common English plural, mother-in-laws,...

3) mother-in-law. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The mother of one's wife or husband. 2. Archaic A stepmother....

4) 6259. Mack Sennett. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...make sport of religion, politics, race or mothers. A mother never gets hit with a custard pie. Mothers-in-law—yes. But mothers—never. ATTRIBUTION: On slapstick comedy,...

5) 3804. Thomas Holmes. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...A person often catches a cold when a mother-in-law comes to visit. Patients mentioned mothers-in-law so often that we came to consider them a common cause of disease...

6) 3899. Geoffrey Wrangham. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...the husband than even the most ill-treated wife. If I had my way, I am afraid I would abolish mothers-in-law entirely. ATTRIBUTION: Boston Herald 10 Oct 60...

7) 3833. Margaret Mead. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law. ATTRIBUTION: Recalled on her death 15 Nov 78...

8) 32370. Kennedy, Florynce R. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...supposed to turn against Puerto Ricans. Women are supposed to turn against their mothers and mothers-in-law. We're all supposed to compete with each other for the...

9) 5386. Balzac, Honore De. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...French novelist. Meditation Number XII, Canel (1829). Balzac's generalizations about mothers-in-law....

10) PLURALS OF COMPOUND NOUNS. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...all add -s to the end of the first element to form their plurals: brothers-in-law, mothers-in-law, commanders-in-chief. If the compound ends in -ful (basketful, armful,...

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