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To shape stone roughly, usually at the quarry.
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I'm angry about the allegations in court of jury nobbling, but I'm more angry about the murders that I've been accused of.
There's no doubt that throughout the system there's nobbling but that's an argument for dealing with jury nobbling, not an argument for getting rid of the right to trial by jury.''
FREED John Henry Sayers last night called for an independent inquiry into the handling of a jury nobbling trial after he was released from prison.
Ferry, who has been on remand in Gloucester prison for eight weeks, could face another four months in custody as he awaits trial for robbery, assault and "witness nobbling" charges.
I sense the foul smell of agents at work or planned nobbling of our prize asset by players on England duty.
Those arrested are suspected of having masterminded the fixing of Corsa Tris races-equivalent to trifectas-by nobbling a number of horses in each race and then combining the remaining runners in their bets.
Newtonmore president Sandy Russell dismissed the nobbling as "a load of rubbish", but admitted it would be discussed at last night's club meeting.
Mark Rowe walked free from court in November alongside John Henry Sayers and his brother Stephen following the collapse of a jury nobbling trial.
CLEARED From left, Mark Rowe, Stephen and John Henry Sayers FREED John Henry Sayers was cleared of a jury nobbling plot during the Freddie Knights murder trial in 2002
Yesterday, Newtonmore president Sandy Russell dismissed the nobbling as "a load of rubbish", but admitted it would be discussed at last night's club meeting.
JOHN Henry Sayers walked free from prison in December following the collapse of a jury nobbling trial.
Errol Hay turned police informant claiming Mr Sayers masterminded a jury nobbling plot.