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A lord regarded as immature or insignificant.


(ˈlɔːdlɪŋ) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare a young lord


(ˈlɔrd lɪŋ)

a minor, unimportant, or petty lord.
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Who doubts that your lordlings may have their 'distinctive cast of form and features' as much as we shire tradesmen have ours?
All hail to the lordlings of high degree, Who live not more happy, though greater than we
See how the lordlings come to make game of the village girls now, as if we here could not chaff as well as themselves.
By Saint Dunstan, Saint Alfred, Saint Withold, and all the good men in the Saxon calendar, it doth make me mad to see such gay lordlings from over the sea go stepping on the necks of good Saxons who owned this land before ever their great-grandsires chewed rind of brawn
You lordlings are not accustomed to hear the truth," Summerlee answered with a bitter smile.
Thus, at eighteen, we find him, an English lordling, who could speak no English, and yet who could read and write his native language.
He called up the competing lordling again, and asked: "What was the rank and condition of the great-grandmother who con- ferred British nobility upon your great house?
Tarzan and Taug took to the trees together, the shaggy coat of the fierce ape brushing the sleek skin of the English lordling as they passed through the primeval jungle side by side.
The Lordlings of Worship and Their Catastrophic Mindrides.
If our proud lordlings, progressives and neocons both, were better students of history than they are, they would see that their practice of overreaching, in order to advance what they think is good for us, is the very mentality that the Constitution was designed to frustrate and thwart.
42) Packull calls this arrangement a "symbiotic trade-off" in his point that "opportunities were provided by feudal lordlings who offered the hunted heretics religious tolerance in return for economic benefits," Hutterite Beginnings, 66.
In classic form, these swell acts featured exuberantly debauched lordlings who boasted of their prowess with women and alcohol.