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thoroughbred

n. an underworld person who is trustworthy and loyal to the underworld. (Underworld.) Bart is an A-1 thoroughbred.
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To cap it all, the last night on board, Michael lost his thoroughbred temper with this man who had no temper.
Had he been more than a normal thoroughbred dog, he would have continued to assail his impregnable enemy until he burst his heart or fell in a fit.
What Michael did know was that Del Mar had no pedigree and was a scrub as compared with thoroughbreds such as Steward, Captain Kellar, and MISTER Haggin of Meringe.
Bloomfield; and, doubtless, he was one of those genuine thoroughbred gentry my mother spoke of, who would treat his governess with due consideration as a respectable well-educated lady, the instructor and guide of his children, and not a mere upper servant.
She said that it was only the thoroughbred gentleman who could wear the Court suit with advantage: it was only your men of ancient race whom the culotte courte became.
All laughed to see Don Fernando going from one to another collecting the votes, and whispering to them to give him their private opinion whether the treasure over which there had been so much fighting was a pack-saddle or a caparison; but after he had taken the votes of those who knew Don Quixote, he said aloud, "The fact is, my good fellow, that I am tired collecting such a number of opinions, for I find that there is not one of whom I ask what I desire to know, who does not tell me that it is absurd to say that this is the pack-saddle of an ass, and not the caparison of a horse, nay, of a thoroughbred horse; so you must submit, for, in spite of you and your ass, this is a caparison and no pack-saddle, and you have stated and proved your case very badly.
His brother, however, unwilling to part with him so soon, proposes to ride with him in a light open carriage to the place where he will bait for the night, and there remain with him until morning, a servant riding for so much of the journey on the thoroughbred old grey from Chesney Wold.
Thus they leap over obstacles that would slow up a human being, and upon the level attain a speed that would make a thoroughbred look to his laurels.
In no way can thoroughbred breeders think they are not getting value.
In the winner's circle, Hollywood Park unveiled a blanket reading,``Citation - First Thoroughbred Millionaire - Hollywood Gold Cup - 1951.
His interest in thoroughbreds was kindled when he coached the University of Kentucky, where his team won the NCAA championship in 1996.
Not even thoroughbred racing gets that kind of coverage from the newspaper.
Lukas has trained the winners of 17 Breeder's Cup races for total earnings of over $19 million, making him the most successful trainer in the 20 year history of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
There seems a great enthusiasm among racing fraternity on the launching of imported thoroughbred racing which is expected to open new vistas of thoroughbred racing as well as breeding in the country.