(1) Knighthood was conferred by the overlord with the accolade .(2) Any knight of renown could make a knight, and the squire had but to kneel before him and receive the accolade .(3) Analytical scientists should be delighted, because it is not often that those who develop workhorse instrumental techniques are awarded the ultimate accolade for chemistry.(4) The Safer Business Award is a Government accolade that recognises towns making special efforts to cut business crime.(5) the ultimate official accolade of a visit by the president(6) A squire could also be knighted on the battlefield, in which a lord simply performed the accolade .(7) The honour of knighthood derives from the usages of mediaeval chivalry, as does the method normally used to confer the knighthood: the accolade , or the touch of a sword by the Sovereign.(8) FARMERS ' markets throughout the region have been awarded an annual accolade to recognise their support of local produce.(9) So hot were their moves that the crowd rewarded a truly scintillating performance with the highest accolade , a standing ovation.(10) Siemens were given a further accolade when they were awarded the ultimate title of Rail Business of the Year.(11) Standing at 15,2 hands, the three-year-old was awarded the ultimate accolade and crowned supreme champion of the show.(12) The marquise gave the supreme accolade of her approval to the sculptors Pigalle and Falconet by posing for them at full length.(13) Special accolades are in order for Jack Warner and coach Beenhakker, as the achievement could not have materialised without them.(14) I am not writing this letter looking for praise or accolades for my efforts.(15) An overall increase of 9 marks from the 2003 total was a major achievement and those responsible deserve the highest accolades .(16) I can picture myself in their place, garnering the accolades , the applause, the love, if only someone would take a chance on me.