American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Queensberry, Eighth Marquis of. Title of John Sholto Douglas. 1844-1900. British aristocrat and boxing promoter who formulated the Marquis of Queensbury rules (1867) to govern boxing.
“The basic rules of the sport that are followed today date to 1867 and are known as the Queensberry rules.”
“In 1866, Henry Sholto Douglas (the eighth Marquis of Queensberry) had authored what were known as The Queensberry Rules.”
“Queensberry," he said, "had engaged a stall at the St. James's Theatre, no doubt to kick up a row; but as soon as I heard of it I got Alick (George Alexander) to send him back his money.”
“One side gets to fight freestyle while the other is limited to Marquis of Queensberry rules.”
“As The Taking Of Prince Harry (Thu, 9pm, C4) shows, getting kidnapped is just not ruddy Queensberry rules, is it?”
“Gang Land hates to take sides on this, but three minutes in the ring, Marquess of Queensberry rules of course, sounds like a nice way to settle things.”
“Meanwhile, the Press Complaints Commission hovers around the fringes of the whole mess like an ineffectual supply teacher at a playground gang-fight, politely asking the knife-wielding combatants to adhere to Queensberry rules.”
“James Douglas, the second Duke of Queensberry, who was largely responsible for ensuring the success of the 1707 Act of Union.”
“But power is held locally by the Queen's commissioner in parliament, the Duke of Queensberry, credited with procuring Scotland's vote in favour of union.2011 Scotland, like England, is ruled by David Cameron – who at least has a good Scots name in his favour.”
“When I moved here I think the Eagle, the Maverick, and the Ramrod were all still on Queensberry.”
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