[kweenz-ber-ee, ‐buh-ree]


John Sholto Douglas, 8th Marquis of,1844–1900, Scottish nobleman and sponsor of modern boxing rules.

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Examples from the Web for queensberry

Historical Examples of queensberry

  • The Marquis of Queensberry should have lived to see this, he thought.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • This was on the 20th of July, and three days later Queensberry arrived.

    Fletcher of Saltoun

    G. W. T. Omond

  • "Marquis of Queensberry rules," said Fischer, in a low tone.

    A Cadet's Honor

    Upton Sinclair

  • On a pane of glass at the Queensberry Arms, Sanquhar, he inscribed the following.

    Literary Byways

    William Andrews

  • Gentlemen, it will be a fight to a finish—Markis o' Queensberry rules.

    The Definite Object

    Jeffery Farnol