a.1.Bred in high life; of pure blood.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The preservation of that garment was something marvellous to those who noticed the chevalier's high-bred indifference to its shabbiness.
This transition costume, uniting as it did two centuries, was worn by the chevalier with the high-bred grace of an old French marquis, the secret of which is lost to France since the day when Fleury, Mole's last pupil, vanished.
Because I cannot understand how it is, that while the Egyptian mummies that were buried thousands of years before even Pliny was born, do not measure so much in their coffins as a modern Kentuckian in his socks; and while the cattle and other animals sculptured on the oldest Egyptian and Nineveh tablets, by the relative proportions in which they are drawn, just as plainly prove that the high-bred, stall-fed, prize cattle of Smithfield, not only equal, but far exceed in magnitude the fattest of Pharaoh's fat kine; in the face of all this, I will not admit that of all animals the whale alone should have degenerated.
His first marriage with the daughter of the noble Binkie had been made under the auspices of his parents; and as he often told Lady Crawley in her lifetime she was such a confounded quarrelsome high-bred jade that when she died he was hanged if he would ever take another of her sort, at her ladyship's demise he kept his promise, and selected for a second wife Miss Rose Dawson, daughter of Mr.
(for, as has been said, all the inns he lodged in were castles to his eyes), and that the daughter of the innkeeper was daughter of the lord of the castle, and that she, won by his high-bred bearing, had fallen in love with him, and had promised to come to his bed for a while that night without the knowledge of her parents; and holding all this fantasy that he had constructed as solid fact, he began to feel uneasy and to consider the perilous risk which his virtue was about to encounter, and he resolved in his heart to commit no treason to his lady Dulcinea del Toboso, even though the queen Guinevere herself and the dame Quintanona should present themselves before him.
Mostly the hostel indigenous backed off in sheer incredulity that such a high-bred creature could out foul mouth a dock hand.
The precious breeds and high-bred and pretty donkeys were sold out from Rs 25,000 to Rs 800,000 in the market of Tando Ghulam Ali, Badin.
The precious breeds and high-bred and pretty donkeys were sold out from twenty five thousand to eight lacs in the market of Tando Ghulam Ali, Badin.
Payne, now 87 in age, would pose as a well-to-do high-bred woman and steal jewellery pieces from stores using her charm.
The precious breeds were brought from Punjab, Baluchistan, Khabar-Pakhtukhawan and Kashmir and high-bred and pretty donkeys were sold out from ten thousand to two lacs in the market of Tando Ghulam Ali, Badin.
Cattle are of all breeds from the native scrub to the high-bred Shorthorn.
When it comes to flavor or beauty, hybrid is not always ''high-bred.'' New varieties of sweetpeas have beautiful flowers, but they cannot match the intoxicating fragrance of an heirloom variety such as Painted Lady, which was introduced nearly two centuries ago.