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higher than Gilderoy's kite

Extremely high; so high that it can hardly be seen. "Gilderoy" was the nickname of notorious 17th-century highwayman Patrick MacGregor, who was hanged at a time when the height of the gallows corresponded to the severity of a criminal's misdeeds. Thus, MacGregor was hanged higher than his accomplices—like a kite in the sky. Why did you put the dishes on a shelf higher than Gilderoy's kite? You know I can't reach anything up there! A: "Can you see the plane?" B: "It's higher than Gilderoy's kite! All I see is a tiny speck!"
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She squandered millions of francs on a navy which she did not need, and the first time she took her new toy into action she got it knocked higher than Gilderoy's kite--to use the language of the Pilgrims.
This is best illustrated in Rowling's novels by journalist Rita Skeeter's outrageously sensationalist stories, Gilderoy Lockhart's deceptive memoirs and Tom Riddle's manipulative diary.
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There were moments of magic everywhere if you kept your eyes open: props and costumes from the films; the angry Monster Book of Monsters; the frog choir; Gilderoy Lockhart preening; Moaning Myrtle giggling in the toilets.
My fave place!" Claire Anne Gilderoy: "My first ever job in there.
Anna Gilderoy was the deserving winner of the style award at Aintree Ladies Day, 2016
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Anna Gilderoy, who spent just PS70 on her outfit, took the prize She said: "I cannot believe it.
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Berberian Sound Studio (Cert 15, 88 mins) Artificial Eye, Thriller, DVD PS15.99/Blu-ray PS19.99) SHY sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) lives in the peace and quiet of Dorking with his mother (Suzy Kendall), where the gentle ebb and flow of village life is reflected in the rather quaint sound effects Gilderoy produces for natural history films.
The 1970s story revolves around a timid sound engineer called Gilderoy working on an Italian horror movie.