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nobble

To shape stone roughly, usually at the quarry.
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And it said: "This looks like a fix when the employee bid has been nobbled".
the refusal to provide the information requested has resulted in an unfair process." And the motion said: "This looks like a fix when the employee bid has been nobbled".
The horse Crock ford backed with much of his fortune was nobbled and it was said he died of a broken heart.
Despite her sculpted figure and unwrinkled face, the old biddy of the toy shelf has been nobbled by the whipper-snappers.
Across Europe the prices of everyday goods and services have consistently been nobbled during conversion to the euro from the deutschmark, punt, franc and peseta.
Yet, having made it back to the top of the pile for the first time since, with last week's last-gasp 1-0 win over previous leaders Rochdale, Shrewsbury were themselves nobbled in midweek.
NOW that it looks like the jury in the trial of farmer Tony Martin may have been nobbled, one hopes that his conviction for murder will be overturned.
Nobbled: Earlier this year Wallwork, from Failsworth, pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen goods.
Mannikko and Garlogs hit respective in-play lows of 1.5 and 1.3 before Miltons Choice, given a favourable mention by The Shoe beforehand, nobbled them all to score.
I've been told the 'time' e-mails are sent can be easily nobbled. But in the interests of fair play, I've put all the '83 minute' answers in a hat and picked one.
A SCHOOL "firm" forced to remake all its merchandise in two days after being "nobbled" in a Young Entrepreneurs contest, still hasn't got to the bottom of whether it was sabotage - or just a prank.
Attempts by a key committee of MPs to investigate Government spin doctors collapsed in acrimony as Tories claimed Labour members had been "nobbled" into toning down a controversial report on Mr Tony Blair's chief press secretary, Mr Alastair Campbell.