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nobble

To shape stone roughly, usually at the quarry.
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LIVERPOOL co-owner Tom Hicks yesterday vowed to do everything in his power to nobble the pounds 300million takeover of the club.
Fight promoter Frank Warren said he believed someone had tried to nobble the champion.
The last jury trial was halted after a plot to nobble two jurors was discovered and the Appeal Court then ruled a judge could hear the case alone for the first time in England and Wales in 350 years.
Ahearne - Warrior in the show - was sentenced to 15 months for plotting with a bent cop to nobble a criminal trial.
AFTER a deluge of spurned bimbos weeping over one-night stands with assorted sportsmen and WAGs displaying no greater ambition than to nobble a mega-rich footballer, how refreshing to see actress Carey Mulligan (left) and athlete Amy Williams carrying off the real glittering prizes.
But if the fish don't see you first, could you catch four out of five in an afternoon and nobble a fifth next morning?
So they come up with a devious scheme of their own to nobble Nicola's secret weapon.
I find the whole thing bizarre because no sane jockey would nobble his horse.
The huntsman - accused of trying to nobble a witness in his trial - had hoped to be freed after just two nights behind bars.