first cousin


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When Lily Avant started suffering from a headache and fever on Sept. 8, doctors suspected a common viral infection and prescribed ibuprofen and hydration, according to a Facebook post from Wendy Scott, her first cousin. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Lily Avant, 10, contracted a 'brain-eating' amoeba after swimming in a Texas river. Now she's fighting for her life," 15 Sep. 2019 Jurnee’s father, Michael Coleman, is Shines first cousin. Carol Robinson |, al, "Suspect in shooting death of 4-year-old Birmingham girl arrested on federal gun charge," 12 Sep. 2019 Logan, his parents Shawn and Jenny and brother Luke were among the many extended family members there last season to watch Logan’s first cousin Ryan Selvaggi lead the Post Oak team from Houston in the tournament. Tom Robinson / Special To The Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Little League World Series: Coon Rapids/Andover eliminated," 19 Aug. 2019 The night Donna was attacked, Regan’s first cousin held a stag party for his friends. Ruth Padawer, New York Times, "Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?," 19 June 2018 For the wedding of her first cousin once removed, Lady Gabriella Windsor, held today in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth chose a floral dress and a bright, coral-pink coat and matching flowered hat. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Looked Elegant in Bright Pink at Lady Gabriella Windsor's Wedding," 18 May 2019 In the lead up to her 17th birthday party, then-Princess Victoria met her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 School teachers John and Ava Bright bought the residence just before the conclusion of World War I. Their granddaughter, Lauren Askew, and Johnson were first cousins. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Houston home of Lyndon B. Johnson now up for sale for only $748,900," 24 July 2019 Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, has been the president of the All England Club since 1969, the compendium said. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "The History Behind the Royal Family's Connection to Wimbledon," 29 June 2019

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1649, in the meaning defined above

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: a child of your aunt or uncle : a

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