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  • n. Alternative spelling of blue blood.


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  • Twentieth-century blue-blood decorator Sister Parish, America's version of Ms. Castaing, was asked once why she had put a worthless giltwood curtain finial atop a lovely antique clock in her entrance hall.

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  • Like polo or lacrosse, it's played by a small social elite, with a blue-blood appeal limited to alumni from the handful of institutions which have courts—places like Oxford, Cambridge or Eton College, the famous boarding school where British royals are educated.

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  • Her earliest victories in golf were challenged by the game's blue-blood masters, who resented a "carpenter's daughter" taking trophies away from women born to the manor.

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  • There we were shown the uncovered courts at the one‑time British RAF Officers' Club, where in the 1920s a tiny-tot Pathan ball-boy had been introduced to the blue-blood English public school game.

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  • He's not actually a blue-blood, patrician Rockefeller Republican, he just plays one on TV.

    This Is No Time for Moderation

  • That would make you sixth generation American … I always suspected that you might be a blue-blood.

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  • A corporate blue-blood but with not a drop of printer's ink in his veins, he had arrogantly believed that he could snuff out the gathering hacking firestorm with a gush of money, a trick learnt at his father's knee.

    Julian Kossoff: Rupert Murdoch, News Corp and the War of the Worlds

  • The body goes back to Westchester, and a lounge in the library or a nature path gets named after him, and a bunch of other blue-blood kids remember him fondly.

    So Much Pretty

  • She sounds like a fun loving multi-tasker, talented woman, with blue-blood running through her veins, that is willing to blaze trails for herself, her family and for generations to come.

    Female Firsts, Fox Hunting, and Murder By Gyrocopter

  • Inside the explosion of movies, talk show coverage and princess shows; 'blue-blood boot camp'

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