from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lord regarded as immature or insignificant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unimportant or petty lord.
- n. A young lord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little or insignificant lord.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little or diminutive lord: used commonly in a derogatory or contemptuous sense.
This lordling was ready to wed his bride — the girl he had known and succoured throughout their joint lives — simply because she was rich and the lordling was a pauper.
This lordling was ready to wed his bride -- the girl he had known and succoured throughout their joint lives -- simply because she was rich and the lordling was a pauper.
An English ultra tory is what we believe has usually been meant and understood in Canada by the unqualified term tory; that is, a lordling in power, a tyrant in politics, and a bigot in religion.
In Vlad's storied, ten-volume adventures, he goes from street-punk to crime-boss to lordling to political operative, embroiled in a magnificently realized fantasy world that leaps off the page with a fascinating poleconomy, literary tradition, spirituality and history ancient and modern.
When a local lordling sets his sights on the horses belonging to the Rom, Chali, Kevin, and a young man from the mysterious Horseclans named Daiv must do what they can to save the Rom and the horses they love.
“You look disapproving, young Siovalese country lordling.”
I WAS A Siovalese country lordling, and I knew mountains.
Some calf-eyed Siovalese lordling swanning around in fine silk robes, his hair strewn about his shoulders, droning on about spring-fed mountain lakes, dreaming of meadows and tall, nodding flowers, oh yes, fulsome heads bent tenderly on their slender stalks…
Gypsy Joe, at forty and full of bullish confidence, knew he was inviting sneers for letting this almost untried lordling loose on a testing track in a big-news event on a horse he'd never even sat on.
All he lacked was a cloak and sword, and a pair of ornamental gloves thrust through his belt to be the image of a proper petty lordling.