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blue blood

said to flow in the veins of the nobility. [Western Cult.: Brewer Dictionary]
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EX-MISS World Rosanna Davison may be used to wearing a crown but the beauty queen has now discovered blue-blooded links direct to the British royal family.
The blue-blooded colt holds entries for the DFS Champagne Stakes, Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, Darley Dewhurst Stakes and Racing Post Trophy.
Murano's glassmakers got rich, and although they were commoners, they were granted the right to wear swords and their daughters were allowed to marry into Venice's blue-blooded families.
BLUE-blooded broker Cazenove, which operates an office in Chester, took one of the biggest steps in its 181-year history yesterday by unveiling a joint venture with US giant JP Morgan.
The recent BBC miniseries Cambridge Spies tells the kind of story you'd never believe if it weren't true: Four blue-blooded and well-connected graduates of Cambridge, led by their hatred of Hitler and their idealism about communism, become spies for the USSR in the 1930s.
Among its blue-blooded customers are a number of British Royals and a sultan based in the Middle East.