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  • n. Plural form of hidalgo.

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Examples

  • _regidores_ or _regulators_, who were chosen in varying proportions from the "hidalgos" or nobles (_hijos de algo_, sons of somebody) and the

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • The aspiration of every middle-class merchant was to make it into the ranks of the hidalgos, a lower classification of Spanish nobility that did not pay taxes.

    In Praise Of Income Tax Progressivity

  • He assembles a diverse cast of Spanish hidalgos, German adventurers, Indians, hunchbacks and suspected sodomites.

    His Wealth of Nations

  • Admitting, in an awkward piece of exposition, that it is hard to know how much Velázquez was influenced "by whatever Jewish blood he retained," Mr. Bailey finds implicit proof of the painter's Jewish ancestry in his industrious habits, considering these characteristic of "Jews and Moriscos rather than of the proud if impoverished and often indolent hidalgos."

    A Peaceable Canvas

  • Mexican peons and parade prima donna hidalgos mounted on palominos of pale aspect.

    Silver Zombie

  • Then, when you have come down the age-worn steps without breaking your neck, you have done the House of Miranda, and may lend yourself with what emotion you choose to the fact that this ancient seat of hidalgos has now fallen to the low industry of preparing pigskins to be wine-skins.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • I do not think that a company of hidalgos in complete medieval armor could have moved me more strongly than that first sight of these wine-skins, distended with wine, which we had caught in approaching the House of Miranda.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • They might have lost a pistolero or two but they might have been able to carry off two or three white girls, captives who would bring huge prices in Mexico, where there were many rich hidalgos.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Portuguese exploring hidalgos have yet to dawn anew.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • His sword was not of Valentia, nor his dagger of Saragossa, for his father could not endure these hidalgos borrachos maranisados como diablos: but he had a fair sword made of wood, and the dagger of boiled leather, as well painted and gilded as any man could wish.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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