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blue ribbon

(in Britain) a badge of blue silk worn by members of the Order of the Garter

blue ribbon

denotes highest honor. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 127]
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The Mauretania, holder of the Blue Riband of the Atlantic for many years, leaving Southampton on her final voyage, to Rosyth, where she was broken up in July, 1935
The numbers were boosted later on by City fans leaving early to get to the dogs, and although I like to think the Blue Riband final was the attraction, I suspect the score line at St Andrews may have had an influence
3m [pounds sterling] for Blue Riband in the year to January 28 2001, a rise of 5.
Gwenno Glyn from Bontnewydd, who won the instrumental Blue Riband under 16, with her parents Glyn and Lyn Brown and her brother Owain
The Mauretania made her maiden voyage to America in November 1907 and was on track to win the Blue Riband when fog forced her to anchor off New York.
Hall Green also got a terrific entry this year for the Blue Riband.
Baritone Aled Edwards, winner of the Blue Riband at the Welsh National Eisteddford, will appear alongside them.
Johnson came close to landing the blue riband for a second time three years later when he was short-headed on Rheingold by Lester Piggott and Roberto.
Kit Kat, Club and Penguin should always be stocked alongside other popular brands such as Blue Riband and Breakaway, and variants like Kit Kat Orange.
First appearance under present name saw a runaway Blue Riband heat success at Hall Green, but he was eliminated in the semi-finals.
STRIKER David Rainey has scored 10 Irish Cup goals for Crusaders - three of them coming in this season's blue riband competition.
Last winter was a virtual write off for the nine-year-old after he was found to be suffering from a heart irregularity but he bounced back to life to chase home stablemate Kauto Star in the totesport-sponsored blue riband, and is likely to again bid to successfully carry top weight in the Hennessy on November 28.