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blue blood

also blue·blood (blo͞o′blŭd′)
1. Noble or aristocratic descent.
2. A member of the aristocracy.

[Translation of Spanish sangre azul : sangre, blood + azul, blue (probably from the visible veins of fair-complexioned aristocrats).]

blue′-blood′ed (-blŭd′ĭd) adj.


an aristocratic person
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Rest of India will get a chance to see this Super Blueblood moon between 5:18 PM IST and 6:21 PM IST.
The simple plot unfolds: at Carnival time, two Venetian ladies vie for the affections of a French cavalryman, while he and a Venetian blueblood compete for one of them--a love quadrangle deliciously inhabited by Karina Gauvin, Amanda Forsythe, Jesse Blumberg, and Douglas Williams.
Presentations on the night will include Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Player's Player of the Season, Under-23 Player of Season, the Chairman's Blueblood Award, the Howard Kendall Award and the Fan of the Year.
BLUEBLOOD Conservatives must really despise blue-collar Britons when this Tory Government would gift bad bosses a charter to sack workers.
The blueblood Tessa resides on a prominent street in Boston and dreams of a romantic and well-heeled love story like that of her great-grandmother who went to France during World War II.
On the big screen the play, which is set in a residential home for retired musicians, starred a trio of Britain's blueblood acting talent - Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly - along with West End theatre actress Sheridan Smith.
Dr Yes is another who boasts a true blueblood pedigree but the Marriott Hotel & Country Club Maiden Stakes at Lingfield appears an accurate reflection of his ability at present.
County Durham trainer Johnson restricted the blueblood to two runs on the Flat last summer in preparation for a jumping career and was rewarded with a runaway success on the gelding's hurdles debut at Carlisle in November.
In the days of Calvin Coolidge, the GOP combined moderate social views and blueblood lineage to dominate state politics and seats in Congress.
I target the blueblood end of the business," Burke explains.
His roommate, Trey, is the blueblood son of a congressman, and Vince is delighted to be matched up with someone so respectable--until he learns that Trey is a kleptomaniac.