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  • noun Plural form of margrave.

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Examples

  • In this very learned book it was clearly proved to readers that that which was beautiful to see in Imperia, was that which it was permissible for lovers alone to behold; a rare case then, for she did not disarrange her attire for the petty German princes whom she called her margraves, burgraves, electors, and dukes, just as a captain ranks his soldiers.

    Droll Stories — Volume 3

  • In this very learned book it was clearly proved to readers that that which was beautiful to see in Imperia, was that which it was permissible for lovers alone to behold; a rare case then, for she did not disarrange her attire for the petty German princes whom she called her margraves, burgraves, electors, and dukes, just as a captain ranks his soldiers.

    Droll Stories — Complete Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine

  • They would find that vampires have also been archdukes, barons, knights, margraves, viscounts, and kings if they spent more time researching and less time making up silly jokes about us counting things.

    Notes from A Totally Lame Vampire

  • There was a time when people thought that civilization couldn't exist without earls and duchesses and margraves and such and shuddered to imagine a world without these esteemed personages.

    Ross Hyzer: Corn, Grant Wood and Gay Marriage: Welcome to Iowa

  • During the Persian Sassanid dynasty the province was governed by an Espahbod Lieutenant General called "Padgoosban" and four margraves, each commander of one of the four parts of the province.

    Jack Layton: Simply ignorant or just plain lazy?

  • Troneg, thereto his brother Dankwart, 17 the doughty; Ortwin of Metz 18; Gere 19 and Eckewart, 20 the margraves twain; Folker of Alzei,

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Their captains divided among themselves the estates of the vanquished; hence, the margraves, lairds, barons, and the whole series of the subaltern tyrants, who often contested the spoils of the people with the monarchs, recently advanced to the throne and not firmly fixed on it.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Among pulverized heads of stone margraves and electors, reconnoiter-ing a likely-looking cabbage patch, all of a sudden Slothrop picks up the scent of an unmistakable no it can't be yes it is it's a REEFER!

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The border districts, which lay exposed to invasion, were organized into "marks," under the military supervision of counts of the mark, or margraves (marquises).

    Early European History

  • Gere (14) and Eckewart, (15) the margraves twain; Folker of Alzei, (16) endued with fullness of strength.

    The Nibelungenlied

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