Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It was a sort of fiction to them, this alliance and this dubbing of sweethearts.

Cf. accolade, a blow with the flat of a sword in dubbing a knight.

For this purpose some good tallow or dubbing may be used; the absorption being aided by a very gentle heat.

Is it sufficient evidence for dubbing a man a mere country clown?

As the work had already been put together, there was little or no dubbing necessary.

He felled the tree, and, lopping off the upper part, began the laborious work of dubbing out the waka.

The festivities will last two weeks longer, and conclude with the dubbing of knights and the tournament, whereof more presently.

The accusation ridiculed Meilhan's explanation, dubbing it just another of the schoolmaster's lies.

Small also records a song composed on James V dubbing a Tinker a knight.

The ceremony of dubbing a knight, and the consequent embrace formerly customary on the occasion.