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noble

1. of or relating to a hereditary class with special social or political status, often derived from a feudal period
2. Chem
a. (of certain elements) chemically unreactive
b. (of certain metals, esp copper, silver, and gold) resisting oxidation
3. Falconry
a. designating long-winged falcons that capture their quarry by stooping on it from above
b. designating the type of quarry appropriate to a particular species of falcon
4. a person belonging to a privileged social or political class whose status is usually indicated by a title conferred by sovereign authority or descent
5. (in the British Isles) a person holding the title of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron, or a feminine equivalent
6. a former Brit gold coin having the value of one third of a pound
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And at Repton Boys Club, an East End sweatshop of sizeable repute, the noble art returned the compliment yesterday with a special tribute to celebrate his 75th birthday.
West heavyweight champion James Toal takes on Leith Victoria Eastern champ Steve Simmons next month at Glasgow's Noble Art Club.
This isn't the first time fishing has appeared on the Wii - a nice simulation of the noble art appeared as a soothing little interlude amid all the action in The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
David, who helps coach the kids with Glasgow's Pollokshields Noble Art club fight guru Kris McAdam, said: 'Both my boys are keen footballers and play for local boys' teams.
I know what I'm talking about where the noble art is concerned because as a young boxer I could lick any opponent with one arm.
Paisley flyweight Stephen Russell, and Glasgow Noble Art Club light-welterweight Paul Fellows will travel to the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool on December 17.
But before I can get my hands on a sword and begin the noble art of vanquishing, master swordsman Mark Vance has to help me into my armour.
Fighting out of dad Kris's Noble Art Boxing Club, the young gun has had 32 bouts and lost only three all on points.
AET: Boro win 5-4 on penalties; NOBLE ART: David Noble celebrates his City opener as ref Phil Dowd books Bradley Orr Pics: BRADLEY ORMESHER
McAdam said: "I am moving my Noble Art club from Bellahouston to Ian's new Pollokshaws gym in September.
Slightly less auspiciously the stage was also taken up by Radio Cymru's Ifan Evans, who was showing his compadre the Welsh Whisperer a thing or two about the noble art of deforesting our supine friends.
Foil Arms & Hog are Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog), who met at University College Dublin while studying architecture, engineering and genetics, and decided to give all that up to pursue the noble art of being downright silly, yet observational, yet sometimes very topical and refreshingly philosophical.