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DUKE. The title given to those who are in the highest rank of nobility in England.

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Very well; I packed and stored a part of my collection, and the rest of it I placed in the care of the Grand Ducal Museum i n Mannheim, by permission.
She was led before his grace, and the doctor putting a finger carelessly on the ducal heart, which for convenience sake was reached by a little trap-door in his diamond shirt, had begun to say mechanically, "Cold, qui--," when he stopped abruptly.
The great red seal was emblazoned with the sham coat of arms which Osborne had assumed from the Peerage, with "Pax in bello" for a motto; that of the ducal house with which the vain old man tried to fancy himself connected.
This was then the famous and trusty secret agent, so secret that he was never designated otherwise but by the symbol [delta] in the late Baron Stott-Wartenheim's official, semi-official, and confidential correspondence; the celebrated agent [delta], whose warnings had the power to change the schemes and the dates of royal, imperial, grand ducal journeys, and sometimes caused them to be put off altogether
It was evident that to his intensely aristocratic nature this discussion of his intimate family affairs with a stranger was most abhorrent, and that he feared lest every fresh question would throw a fiercer light into the discreetly shadowed corners of his ducal history.
The proud lord of Holdernesse was not accustomed to be so rated in his own ducal hall.
The ducal hat of Charles the Rash, the last Duke of Burgundy of his race, was hung with pear-shaped pearls and studded with sapphires.
The sentimental adventures of governesses in ducal houses--the heroine of
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As the argument unfolds, we are given clear expositions of the most important public displays of Renaissance art in Venice, among them the sculptures decorating the Ducal Palace, the paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto (and others) in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Tintoretto's in the Sala dell'Anticollegio, Jacopo Sansovino's sculptures for the choir of San Marco, the Scala dei Giganti, and the Loggetta di San Marco, not to mention Bellini and Tintoretto's paintings for the Scuola di San Marco and Titian's Presentation of the Virgin for the Scuola Grande di Sta.
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