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buh ton

  • n  a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
  • n  a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  • n  a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
  • n  a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
  • n  a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race

  • She was also a state-champion baton twirler, a big deal in 1950s Wyoming.
  • We see one hand passing a baton into another, the influences of the influential.
  • It looked like a relay race, the way conductors were passing each other their batons last week:Bruno Walter took over the job that Artur Rodzinski no longer wanted.
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  • Baton Bob arrested in Midtown following 'verbal altercation'
    Baton Bob, one of Atlanta's most iconic street characters, seems to have had a run-in with the authorities earlier today. Atlanta Police report that Bob Jamerson was arrested after an alleged "verbal altercation" with a security officer at 1197 Peachtree Street.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    June 26, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta
  • 'Baton Bob' arrested in Midtown
    Street performer "Baton Bob" was arrested in midtown Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Jamerson was arrested at Colony Square after a verbal altercation with security. An off-duty police officer was called in and arrested Jamerson, 61. Exact charges are pending, but he will be taken to the Fulton County Jail, the AJC said. Check back with ...
    June 26, 2013 - WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
  • ‘Baton Bob’ arrested following run-in with officer
    Dressed in a short, white tutu, mask and veil, Bob Jamerson, who performs on the street as “Baton Bob,” was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an altercation with a security guard, Atlanta police said.
    June 26, 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Bobby Jindal in ABC News
    The reality is there are a lot of practices that are accepted ways of doing business in Baton Rouge that are considered unethical in other parts of the country, that are considered illegal in other parts of the country,Jindal said.
  • Darvis Patton in San Jose Mercury News
    That's Tyson Gay. He's a humble guy,Patton said. "But I know it's my job to get the guy the baton, and I didn't do that."
  • Kip Holden in International Herald Tribune
    This is a tragic day for Baton Rouge, when you come to a learning institution ...... and become the victim of a violent crime,Mayor Kip Holden said at the scene.

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