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  • n. Plural form of nobleman.


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  • The Mayan dish papadzules, made with pumpkin seeds and meaning "food for noblemen" is still a favorite in Yucatecan restaurants.

    The Pumpkin, An Ancient Mexican Native: La Calabaza Grande

  • They had very long hair which hung over their foreheads; their faces were white and clean, and they seemed rather like maids serving in noblemen's families.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • Certain English noblemen had in the late treaty (see p. 231) been promised restoration of the estates of their ancestors in Scotland, and in = 1332 = some of them, finding the promise unfulfilled, offered English forces to John

    A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3) From the earliest times to the Death of King Edward VII

  • Certain Italian noblemen of the fifteenth century?’

    Spotted Hemlock

  • Standing beside the noblemen were the obligators — regular ones in gray, Inquisitors in black.


  • Moreover, the rich already possess the external advantages the want of which is a temptation to crime, and hence they are called noblemen and gentlemen.


  • Former so-called noblemen tenderly remember the good old times when they could cheerfully kick a peasant in the pants.

    Labor, Labor Movement and Music Speech by Hanns Eisler, 1938

  • It had long been customary to name noblemen as governors of the various provinces, but the governors had gradually become masters instead of administrators: they commanded detachments of the army; they claimed allegiance of the garrisons in their towns; they repeatedly and openly defied the royal will.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • On the same benches on which sate the goldsmiths, drapers, and grocers, who had been returned to parliament by the commercial towns, sate also members who, in any other country, would have been called noblemen, hereditary lords of manors, entitled to hold courts and to bear coat armour, and able to trace back an honourable descent through many generations.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • Hundreds of years ago, it was "culture" and "tradition" in Europe that so-called noblemen could take the virginity of any "common" girl that was under his dominion.

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