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1. A puritanical person: "Bluenoses demand restraint against the porn and violence that are the staple of popular culture" (Charles Krauthammer).
2. often Bluenose Canadian A native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia.

blue′nosed′ adj.
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1. slang US a puritanical or prudish person
2. (Peoples) (often capital) informal a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
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1. a puritanical person.
2. (cap.) Canadian. an inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, esp. of Nova Scotia.
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Noun1.bluenose - a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
Canadian - a native or inhabitant of Canada
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A person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous:
Informal: old maid.
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"Thank you to the owners, the directors, all the players, the manager and his staff, the staff behind the scenes at the training ground/ground who don't get the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and finally to all the Bluenose fans who have accepted me, accepted me for who I am, the 100% effort I have given and what I have tried to bring to this team on/off the pitch.
? CREDIT to the Bluenose joker who produced the following tongue in cheek tag-line on Twitter while watching the game back home.
- Dave the Bluenose.Text your football rumours to us on DMSPORT 87222 or fax 020 7293 3739 or email us at mirrorsport@mgn.
Genetic and spatial analyses suggest that what was previously described as the Bluenose herd of barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) comprises three separate populations.
It concerns the Bluenose who, on his 50th birthday, blithely announces his intention to carry on living until he reaches the grand old age of 100.
The most famous of these, the Bluenose, was launched 75 years ago.
From fishing boats to lobster traps, Highland flings to the Bluenose itself, this book has all the fixings of a Maritime Christmas.
The Bluenose Executive Lunch Club held its recent meeting at The Union in Mere Green.
Fans in the Bluenose stronghold, the St Andrew's Tavern, celebrated the club's victory with a huge roar - and Villa fan Marion's with a cheer.
Jonny Hurst, the Bluenose wordsmith with pounds 10,000 to show for his talent, is a very brave man.
The youngster, of nearby Cuthbert Road, was mauled by the bluenose pitbull terrier on Sunday afternoon His sister Siobhan Sanders and other family members have been keeping a vigil at his bedside at City Hospital in Dudley Road, Winson Green.