Lord High Admiral


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Related to Lord High Admiral: Admiral of the Fleet, Lord High Admiral of England
a great officer of state, who (when this rare dignity is conferred) is at the head of the naval administration of Great Britain.

See also: Admiral

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The third cook, crowned with a resplendent tin basin and wrapped royally in a table-cloth mottled with grease-spots and coffee stains, and bearing a sceptre that looked strangely like a belaying-pin, walked upon a dilapidated carpet and perched himself on the capstan, careless of the flying spray; his tarred and weather-beaten Chamberlains, Dukes and Lord High Admirals surrounded him, arrayed in all the pomp that spare tarpaulins and remnants of old sails could furnish.
At the turn of the seventeenth century, the Lord High Admiral had the power to appoint judges in the High Court of Admiralty in London.
Hangings were staged at low tide, within the tidemarks, to show that the pirate's crimes had been committed within the jurisdiction of the Lord High Admiral. The operation required careful measurement: the man had to be hanged so that his feet at least reached below the high water mark and would be covered when the tide rose.
The office of the Lord High Admiral dates from the 14th century.
The office of the Lord High Admiral dates from the 14th century and has been held by the Queen since 1964, Sky News reports.
But neither wealth nor honour are solid, unshakeable entities, not even for a lord high admiral. When Magnus Stenbock was ten years old, his father suffered a major setback.
"Timber Treasure is a half-brother to Lord High Admiral, who won at the Breeders Cup.
Beethoven (O'Brien) and Fencing Master (Colm O'Donoghue) - respective first and second home in the Dewhurst - also enjoyed a light spin, while Lord High Admiral (Curling) went in many notebooks during the routine breeze.
Used as a pacemaker for stable-companion Chabal in the Dewhurst last week, Free Judgement revelled in more realistic company when landing the featured J R A Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) at the expense of Ballydoyle outsider Lord High Admiral and is considered a possible Guineas candidate for next season.
Elusive Award has lots of scope for improvement and gets the vote ahead of Lord High Admiral, the pick of the Ballydoyle runners, returning from an absence of 115 days.
Who is currently Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom?
Its owner, William, the eldest son of the second Duke of Norfolk, was created Baron Howard of Effingham by Queen Mary and later, under Elizabeth, rose to be Lord High Admiral, Chamberlain, Keeper of the Privy Seal, and Earl of Nottingham.