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  • n  to offer or accept a challenge
  • n  a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
  • n  a glove with long sleeve
  • n  the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times
  • n  a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim
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  • Statehouse security fixes awaiting budget
    Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse may have to a pass a gantlet of State Highway Patrol troopers, security cameras, an X-ray machine and magnetic wands — but no metal detectors. The $1.2 million security upgrade is expected to be funded through the biennial state budget, which is being hammered out by lawmakers this week. The money is earmarked for the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the ...
    June 26, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch
  • Commentary: A lesson from France: Common Core pitfalls
    On June 17, tens of thousands of French 18-year-olds participated in a rite of passage for which they had been preparing all their lives: writing the philosophy essay that kicks off the gantlet of national high-school-completion exams required to earn the baccalaureat.
    June 24, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Patriots player mum on death investigation
    Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is used to throngs of media clamoring to ask him questions, but the NFL star has never had to deal with them camping outside his home. But since reports that the player had been questioned in connection with a homicide less than a mile from his Massachusetts house, he has faced the gantlet for the past three days. A line of reporters waited on the road in front ...
    June 20, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • Phillip Fulmer in Fairview Observer
    He's been through the gantlet now of the Southeastern Conference,Fulmer said. "He's had great success when nobody expected him to. He had some disappointments. So from a maturity standpoint, his skin ought to be pretty thick, and he ought...
  • Justin Upton in Arizona Daily Star
    That would be huge,said Justin Upton, who homered and is playing against his older brother, Rays center fielder BJ, for the first time. "We've run a gantlet of pretty good teams here and hopefully we can round it out with a win. That's a...

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