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nobble

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.
The convicted armed robber has broken his silence after detectives accused him of masterminding a jury nobbling plot during the Freddie Knights murder trial in 2002.
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
In Northern Ireland, no-jury Diplock courts were set up in the 70s as a way of overcoming suspected jury nobbling, mainly in IRA trials.
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.
He said: ``If the Tories get their way, the court system will get worse, the detection and criminal rates will go down and organised criminals will be able to get away with jury nobbling.
The much publicised investigation, which following the nobbling of two clear favourites, convulsed the sport, unearthed a death threat and saw a total of 16 arrests.
NINE months later Browne was again implicated in a doping scandal, with his former wife insisting that he was the sinister "Needle Man" responsible for nobbling 20 horses.