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  • n. Plural form of duke.

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Examples

  • Mein soul, we will be all princes and hertzogs, whom they call dukes, and we will hab a snab at the wein kellar [wine cellar], and at the mouldy French crowns, and it may be at the pretty garces too

    Quentin Durward

  • The isotopes tried to get the name dukes, but there was a legal battle if i remember correctly over the name. just about everyone wanted the name dukes again. for lower level minor league teams.

    Purple Row

  • Until we eliminate the PACS we have live with the countyless dukes aka lobbyists.

    About That Fund-Raiser, Sir Elton - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • -- Mein soul, we will be all princes and hertzogs, whom they call dukes, and we will hab a snab at the wein kellar [wine cellar], and at the mouldy French crowns, and it may be at the pretty garces too [meaning the countesses], when He with de beard is weary on them. "

    Quentin Durward

  • A guy as is good with his dukes is a sap to go into any other line of work.

    Dead As A Doornail

  • In 899 the last effective German Carolingian ruler died; by 900 power in Germany lay in the hands of local rulers called dukes; in the period from 919 to 936 one of them, the Saxon duke, rose to pre-eminence.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • Besides, one of the dukes was a cousin of his, who bored him, so of course he was pleased.

    Potterism A Tragi-Farcical Tract

  • From 845 the abbots of St-Martin were laymen, namely the dukes of France, ancestors of Hugh Capet.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • They came into the courtyard of the Chateau de la Motte, the ancient castle of the Breton dukes, which is now an inn.

    Frances Waldeaux

  • Now all Europe was virtually divided among these petty sovereigns, called dukes, earls, counts, and barons.

    Beacon Lights of History

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  • hands or fists: "put up your dukes" = put up your fists and prepare to fight.

    June 18, 2008