Screen credits include the film, Goonies, and television programs such as The Love Boat, and dukes of Hazzard.
In one of the biggest “gets” of the book, Cohan interviews Robert Steel, who was the chairman of dukes?
Democrats have only the dude who played “Cooter” on The dukes of Hazard to crow about.
It was a bit of payback by Ben Jones, who played Cooter in The dukes of Hazzard and lost a House race to Gingrich.
Later, the dukes of Burgundy appropriated the land and vines were revived by medieval monks.
Bedford House, the town residence of the dukes of Bedford, stood until 1800.
The chief of these were the dukes of Beaufort, pernon, and Guise.
The dukes assembled in the great tent, and consulted together, as we thought, about the election of the emperor.
Richard the dukes brother of York was mad erle of Caumbregge.
Two other “line” games, “Nuts in May” and “Here come three dukes a-riding,” are also games of contest, but not for territory.
"hands," 1874, now mainly in put up your dukes (phrase from 1859), probably not connected to duke (n.). Chapman ["Dictionary of American Slang"] suggests Romany dook "the hand as read in palmistry, one's fate;" but Partridge ["Slang To-day and Yesterday"] gives it a plausible, if elaborate, etymology as a contraction of Duke of Yorks, rhyming slang for forks, a Cockney term for "fingers," thus "hands."
early 12c., "sovereign prince," from Old French duc (12c.) and directly from Latin dux (genitive ducis) "leader, commander," in Late Latin "governor of a province," from ducere "to lead," from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (cf. Old English togian "to pull, drag," Old High German ziohan "to pull," Old English togian "to draw, drag," Middle Welsh dygaf "I draw").
Applied in English to "nobleman of the highest rank" probably first mid-14c., ousting native earl. Also used to translate various European titles (e.g. Russian knyaz).
The fists or hands: I imagine you can handle your dukes, Jim
[1859+; said to be Cockney rhyming slang fr Duke of Yorks, ''forks, hands'']
[perhaps fr Romany dook, ''the hand as read in palmistry, one's fate'']