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NOBILITY. An order of men in several countries to whom privileges are granted at the expense of the rest of the people.
     2. The constitution of the United States provides that no state shall "grant any title of nobility; and no person can become a citizen of the United States until he has renounced all titles of nobility." The Federalist, No. 84; 2 Story, Laws U. S. 851. 3. There is not in the constitution any general prohibition against any citizen whomsoever, whether in public or private life, accepting any foreign title of nobility. An amendment of the constitution in this respect has been recommended by congress, but it has not been ratified by a sufficient number of states to make it a part of the constitution. Rawle on the Const. 120; Story, Const. Sec. 1346.

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What Gourse fails to grasp is that Koko is not a composition in any strict sense, but rather a series of improvised choruses on the chord structure of Ray Noble's Cherokee, created by Parker at a recording session in 1945 so that the Savoy label could avoid paying royalties to the Noble estate.
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In the Eugene area, the locations include Billy Mac's, Campbell House, Capella Market, CD/Game Exchange, Cozmic, The Cooler, Cornucopia Market, Emerald City News, Eugene Wine Cellars, Friendly Street Market, Guitar Center, Hilton Hotel, House of Records, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, The Jazz Station, Jiffy Market, King Estate Winery, KLCC Radio, Lane Community College Bookstore, Luckey's, McDonald Theatre, McKenzie River Music, McMenamins East 19th Street Caf, Ninkasi, Noble Estate Vineyards, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Pacific Winds Music, Rennie's Landing, Sam Bond's, Skip's Records & CD World and Sweet Cheeks Winery.
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