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1(title)duque masculinethe Duke of Argyll — el duque de Argyll
- We're all expected to be there, and all the nobles will be there - lords, ladies, counts, viscounts, dukes, duchesses, barons, baronesses, and marquises; all of them.
- Similarly, the authority of marquesses, dukes, earls, barons, counts, and other nobles had long existed side by side with royal and imperial authority.
- Since the titles of dukes and marquises were restricted, earldoms became, in practice, the senior title.
- Even now I hardly care who it is whether it be a baron, a duke, an earl, or a lowly serf.
- But despite the commanders, the dukes, marquises knights and princes it is the common cateran who has left his mark.
- He was suddenly attacked by dukes and duchesses and lords and ladies, all wanting to speak to him.
- Membership was limited to 600 and included five dukes, five marquesses and 20 earls, and the clientele would bet thousands at the tables.
- Barons owned land, while dukes and duchesses (usually close relatives of the king) supervised the barons.
- Pop stars, TV soap actors, footballers and celebrity chefs have taken the places of dukes and earls in our modern social pantheon, for better or worse.
- The dukes and earls have been sent packing from the House of Lords.
- She was also introduced to several lords, dukes and soon to be counts and barons, who were her age.
- But while England had nobles, it did not have a nobility; legally, the son of a duke or marquis could be only a commoner.
- The servants of a duke or marquis had seven rows of curls on their state wigs, six on their house wigs and five on their carriage wigs.
- They all had expensive appointments and untold luxuries for the knights, lords, dukes and princes who served the king.
- What would you expect from a man whose ancestors were barons and dukes?
- In one of the American cities she came across a man who was boasting because occasionally British dukes go to the States to find wives.
- The castles of the rebellious barons were razed and the nobles never challenged the duke's power again.
- The duke and duchess met key figures involved in the building and running of the health centre, before being taken on a guided tour of the facilities.
- Besides, the duke and the duchess still had much to discuss with each other.
2slang, dated dukes plural(fists)puños masculine
- She said a custodian at their building noted that when Affinity first moved into its current home in 1998, the women had one of two demeanors: They were visibly frightened or had their dukes up to fight.
- I've had my moments in the past - fortunately on very few occasions - where I've had to raise the old dukes as a means of self-defence; but I've always used force purely as a deterrent.
- There are things for which you have to put up your dukes and fight.
- Then he began to push me about, so I said I would not go at all if he put his dukes on me.