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4 : a British nobleman or bishop -- used as a title <Lord Cornwallis>
As for the jokes, forget it; except for a sugar-cured Ian McKellen having a high old time as church-hating British nobleman Leigh Teabing, Howard's movie is as solemn as a High Mass.
Characters abound: From the eccentric OCS Commandant who insisted that cadets should learn skeet shooting "in case they were ever invited by a British nobleman to shoot clay pigeons," through a tyrannical CO who constantly blamed his subalterns for everything that went wrong but ignored them when they did well, to "Monty" who evidently made a very favourable impression on the author.

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