White Knight


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White Knight

falls off his horse every time it stops. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]

White Knight

invents clever objects that never work. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
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Kumar is pleased with the response 'White Knight' has received at film festivals.
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Bahat initially believed "in the white knight concept of the army," he says.
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