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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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That's the opinion of Richie Rooney, his uncle who teaches the noble art at a gym in Croxteth, Liverpool.
Birds of Prey - Featuring a fantastic flock of eagles, vultures and hawks, marvel at the ancient and noble art of falconry as these amazing birds swoop and dive over the castle's turrets until September 17.
Coming late into the sport following a successful career on the K-1 kickboxing circuit in Japan, Skelton is the first to admit his rough and ready style is not exactly honed to the nuances of the noble art.
But there are suggestions that the Scot needs to crank things up if he is to keep putting bums on seats (the Meadowbank Arena is unlikely to be full tonight) and we might see a war develop before too long as Arthur looks to put away an opponent who knows a contest based entirely on the noble art will not favour him.
Q: MY love of the Noble Art was rekindled by the Olympics and I'd love to take it up again.
They have indulged in every dirty trick in the book and Golota's sparring partners have been ordered to stand on his toes, put their thumb in his eye and try to wrench his shoulders from their sockets - all the niceties of the noble art commonly practised by Tyson.
Le noble art a vu le jour a Boumerdes en 1987 grace a la volonte et au devouement d'un seul homme, en l'occurrence Slimane Belounis.
Yet it is a fight which needs to deliver if the noble art is to regain its place in the global consciousness.
Now you have to suspect that the Noble Art has ceded its championship role to more gentle arts.
Rebekka Karijord - The Noble Art Of Letting Go A Scandinavian antidote to the winter lethargy is provided by Rebekka Karijord.
Fans might stop short of wearing gloves, gumshields and robes to conventions, but supporters of the noble art definitely know their stuff.
Although he's involved in doing good, Marianne still can't quite understand why her former jailbird husband is obsessed with the noble art.