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[kweenz-ber-ee, ‐buh-ree] /ˈkwinzˌbɛr i, ‐bə ri/
John Sholto Douglas, 8th Marquis of, 1844–1900, Scottish nobleman and sponsor of modern boxing rules. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All that stuff about 'honour,' 'Queensberry rules,' 'playing the game,' and what not will go by the board.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • On a pane of glass at the Queensberry Arms, Sanquhar, he inscribed the following.

    Literary Byways William Andrews
  • For Queensberry had been wise with the wisdom of Hamilton and Athole.

    Claverhouse Mowbray Morris
  • Gentlemen, it will be a fight to a finish—Markis o' Queensberry rules.

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • The Marquis of Queensberry should have lived to see this, he thought.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Queensberry was there almost every night, and someone introduced me to him.

  • The house of lords had already decided the matter, in admitting the duke of Queensberry upon his being created duke of Dover.

  • The witnesses have already been described in connection with the Queensberry case.

  • Gay died in 1732 at the Duke of Queensberry's house, and Pope grieved that one of his nearest and longest ties was broken.

    The Age of Pope John Dennis
  • I am sure I would do as much for the Duchess of Queensberry, if she desired it.

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