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nobble

To shape stone roughly, usually at the quarry.
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I had evidence beforehand that there was going to be an attempt to nobble the jury but the trial, fortunately, went off without incident."
"There was a lot that went unnoticed by the referee as they tried to nobble one or two of our players and succeeded.
"The Conservatives announced last autumn that they are going to lurch away from that and only nobble the working-age poor and only the working-age poor will make additional sacrifices to balance the books.
At that time he was also cleared of trying to nobble a juror during his trial for the 2000 murder of Freddie Knights.
SHAME-FACED Alex Salmond apologised to MSPs yesterday over a bid to "nobble" a critic of his indie referendum.
Hay told the jury at Woolwich Crown Court: "Stephen Sayers said to me, 'You know you are going to have to make a phone call tonight and nobble them?' "I agreed and nothing more was said about it."
MIKE Ahearne, 46, was jailed in 1998 for 15 months for paying a policeman to nobble a jury.
At last week's UEFA meeting in Denmark the arrogant Austrians and Swiss tried to nobble the judging committee.
Mrs May plotting to nobble an Electoral Commission which probed Tory spending - by proposing bitter Con ex-MP Karl McCartney help oversee the regulator - is dangerous partisanship.
There's no such thing as 'home advantage' at Wimbledon, old boy, in fact we'll go out of our way to nobble a Brit just to prove our sense of fair play.
The gang's three previous trials over a five-year period had to be aborted - the last after an attempt to nobble two jurors was discovered.