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the Queensberry Rules

The code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing. The mixed martial arts star struggled to keep up with his opponent due to his unfamiliarity with the more restrictive Queensberry Rules.
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the Queensberry Rules

standard rules of polite or acceptable behaviour.
The Queensberry Rules are the code of rules which were drawn up in 1867 under the supervision of Sir John Sholto Douglas ( 1844–1900 ), ninth Marquis of Queensberry, to govern the sport of boxing in Great Britain.
See also: Rule
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(91) In a classic Queensberry response, he threatened the Peers that if they would not give him a hearing "I shall go about the country delivering my speech and it shall be published all over the world ...
ATTRACTION: The husband and wife-run three-star boutique Queensberry is a quartet of town houses in the heart (!) of the city, with terrace gardens, posh in-room accessories and the cracking Olive Tree restaurant (don't fight over the yuzu-marinated squab with green mango salad).
The cover of the volume bears the arms of Queensberry, the shield flanked by two winged horses over the motto Forward, stamped in gilt.
The evidence against Wilde in the first trial was overwhelming and he damaged himself greatly when he flippantly told Queensberry's barrister that he had not kissed a particular boy because he was "very ugly." But he rallied when the barrister asked him to explain a line in one of Bosie's poem about "The love that dare not speak its name." Wilde said: [I]n this century it is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare.
Drumlanrig was Queensberry's eldest son, and it was Queensberry's suspicions about his relationship with Rosebery which are the issue.
New parts are screened by the refurbished bulk of Queensberry House, which was osmosed into the overall plan and now contains offices and the Donald Dewar Library.
The first trial was an action for libel, brought by Wilde against Queensberry. It failed, and Wilde was himself put on trial, charged with gross indecency.
Ashcroft talks as if these rules were set down by the Marquess of Queensberry to add a note of gentlemanly fair play to the rough-and-tumble of political combat.
This is, as the spelling of the title indicates, an American production, and there are a number of forgivable errors such as the description of Westminster as a preparatory school; what is harder to forgive is the statement that Queensberry accused Wilde of being a 'sodomist'; no book concerned with the comic should correct Queensberry's coinage of 'somdomite'.
This was followed by entertainment in the marquee by the Buccleuch and Queensberry Pipe Band,Thornhill Scottish Country Dancers, and bingo for the adults.
QUEENSBERRY Queensberry has appointed Kris Musial as Development Project Manager to support the London team on the growing number of projects in the south east.
The news is the first major retail signing for Metquarter owners Queensberry, and forms part of its PS100m redevelopment plan for the shopping centre.
Yesterday, David Harkness, operations manager at Queensberry Estate, spoke of his fond memories of the veteran.
The scheme, which extends to 390,000 sq ft, has been sold by Queensberry Real Estate to Canadian investment company Talisker Corporation.
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