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GENTLEMAN. In the English law, according to Sir Edward Coke, is one who bears a coat of armor. 2 Inst. 667. In the United States, this word is unknown to the law, but in many places it is applied, by courtesy, to all men. See Poth. Proc. Crim. sect. 1, App. Sec. 3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The pairs were also in fine form with Martyn Jenkins and Jim Prunty in the gents section, and Myra Poole and Margaret McSkimming for the ladies both collecting silverware.
Russell's Gents Hunter II folders incorporate two throwback features seasoned knife users will appreciate.
An official arrived and very sternly did say, For her to use the gents; no way, no way, Ladies are never, never allowed in there, More than his job's worth so she should not dare.
Situated in a prime city centre location on Cook Street, just off Castle Street between the popular San Carlo and Piccolino's restaurants, Gents Code is a newly opened and modern barbers that offers an unrivalled, salon-feel experience.
Gents' Compound Team Trophy: Tees - lan Blogg (Heugh Bowmen), Mark Harrison (Heugh Bowmen), John Willet (Priory Archers).
In the second day of the event, Awali Gents overcome the Falcon challenge.
Now six bouncers, from Supreme Security, take turns guarding the entrance to the Gents.
Gents Winter Shield 4bbb Stableford: 1st F Wilkinson and B Bowes 45pts, 2nd P Hutchinson and D Sommers 44pts, 3rd N McMaster and N Todd = 43pts (b9).
The Gents restricted their opponents to one shot while increasing their own tally by seven shots to win 23-13.
Gents Texas Scramble Medal: 1 R Shew, D Shew, C McCann and C Legg 55.6, 2 M Smith, J Long, J Taylor and J Walker 58.2; Gents 4bbb Stableford: 1 K Nelson and K Gray 43pts (b9), 2 P Wood and J Kay 43pts.
Unit 4 also provides 2,748 sq ft at ground level and includes a roller shutter door, small office, lobby, small kitchenette, plus ladies' and gents' toilet facilities.