blue riband


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blue riband

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blue ribband

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1. (Nautical Terms) (sometimes capitals) Also called (esp US): blue ribbon the record for the fastest sea journey between two places, esp (in the 1920s and 30s) for a passenger liner between New York and Southampton
2.
a. the most distinguished achievement in any field
b. (as modifier): the blue-riband event of the meeting.
Translations
Sininen nauha
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Even when the sun shines brilliantly, it seldom touches the grand piano in the recess, or the folio music-books on the stand, or the book-shelves on the wall, or the unfinished picture of a blooming schoolgirl hanging over the chimneypiece; her flowing brown hair tied with a blue riband, and her beauty remarkable for a quite childish, almost babyish, touch of saucy discontent, comically conscious of itself.
JOBS could be saved at Nestle's Newcastle factory and the Blue Riband chocolate bar kept in the UK if a PS1.
But the GMB claims that, during consultation meetings with Nestle UK, it learned the company could keep Blue Riband production and save jobs in the UK for a one-off capital investment of just over PS1m.
The 1m2f investec Derby Trial, in which Cracksman short-headed Permian last month, is a low-grade successor to two former races at epsom's april meeting - the 1m1/2f Blue riband Trial (Group 3) and the 1m4f Warren Stakes (Listed).
We are losing 300 jobs in the UK because Nestle are moving the manufacture of Blue Riband biscuits to Poland.
Blue Riband will no longer be made in Britain, ending 81 years of tradition.
A FARMING couple - the first and only married pair to have won the National Eisteddfod Blue Riband - are embarking on a new musical adventure.
A 16-year-old pianist, who is awaiting his A-level music results after taking the exam two years early, has scooped the Eisteddfod's instrumental Blue Riband for 16 to 19-year-olds.
GREYHOUND RACING: The Blue Riband from Hall Green - Sky Sports 4 7.
Summary: Didier Defago ended 22 years of Swiss downhill heartache by claiming a surprise victory in the blue riband event of the Winter Olympics.
The Coral Welsh National winner chased home Neptune Collonges in the Irish Hennessy at Leopardstown last month and Dreaper is understandably disappointed his charge will not be able to have a crack at the blue riband next week.