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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of nobble.


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  • A local magnate, the head of some great family, a peer of old descent, was often thus "nobbled" -- to use a modern colloquialism -- and was allowed to make as many freemen as he pleased and to take whatever part he would in the control of municipal affairs.

    A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4)

  • If they knew he'd been "nobbled," they'd greatly rejoice;

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 21, 1892

  • Juror was 'nobbled' in Liverpool gangster Curtis Warren trial, Court of Appeal hears next


  • So I will set out our reasoning and to try to convince the MA's readers that we have not been "nobbled" by the pubcos into backing down - far from it!

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • Maybe this guy from Gweedore knew all about it and threatened to blow the whistle, or blew it, until he was nobbled by Rinn senior and the priests.

    The Priest

  • There was the creamy bowl of a skull, rags bundling nobbled sticks together, shrouding the clawed fingers of a ribcage in a grey shirt and sweater.


  • Keystone Cop and PC actions are entirely consistent with a force that has been nobbled by the Stasi State. on November 29, 2008 at 5: 32 pm Rab C. Nesbitt

    Be afraid, be very afraid……. actually, don’t be. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Sadly, one suspects, neither they nor al-Fayed will be put off: instead we shall probably be treated to another ten or twenty years of yet more ludicrous theories about the crash and how the Inquest was nobbled etc. etc., each theory yet more wacko than the last.

    You're Paying For This, So Enjoy It!

  • The suspicion is that the prosecutor has, for reasons which will become evident below, been nobbled by powers with an interest in the continued survival as President of Paul Kagame.

    Archive 2008-02-24

  • He had nobbled an insider at Scotia OnLine, maybe even the same person who'd coded the email programme, and the server logs duly corresponded with the rest of the evidence.

    It's October, 1956.


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