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gauntlet

 [gawnt´let]
a bandage covering the hand and fingers like a glove.

gaunt·let

(gawnt'let),
A glove. See: bandage.

gauntlet

/gaunt·let/ (gawnt´let) a bandage covering the hand and fingers like a glove.

gauntlet

(gawnt′lĕt) [Fr. gant, glove]
A glovelike bandage that fits the hand and fingers.
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What of the hard times and the consequent vast army of the unemployed; what of the destruction of the farmers and the middle class; and what of the decisive defeat administered all along the line to the labor unions; the socialists were really justified in believing that the end of capitalism had come and in themselves throwing down the gauntlet to the Plutocracy.
Lawrence with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs.
In a frenzy lest the secret of the treasure die with him, he runs the gauntlet of the guards, makes his way to the dying man's window, and is only deterred from entering by the presence of his two sons.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
Until the person is able to abstract and define rationally the idea of good, and unless he can run the gauntlet of all objections, and is ready to disprove them, not by appeals to opinion, but to absolute truth, never faltering at any step of the argument-- unless he can do all this, you would say that he knows neither the idea of good nor any other good; he apprehends only a shadow, if anything at all, which is given by opinion and not by science;-- dreaming and slumbering in this life, before he is well awake here, he arrives at the world below, and has his final quietus.
At that period (so soon after the forty-five) there were many exiled gentlemen coming back at the peril of their lives, either to see their friends or to collect a little money; and as for the Highland chiefs that had been forfeited, it was a common matter of talk how their tenants would stint themselves to send them money, and their clansmen outface the soldiery to get it in, and run the gauntlet of our great navy to carry it across.
When he had thrown the gauntlet, as it were, to the whole tribe, and sufficiently asserted his claim to superiority, his mien became more affable and his eye less angry.
The proud consciousness of her trust, and the great importance she derived from it, might have advertised it to all the house if she had had to run the gauntlet of its inhabitants; but as Dolly had played in every dull room and passage many and many a time, when a child, and had ever since been the humble friend of Miss Haredale, whose foster-sister she was, she was as free of the building as the young lady herself.
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Thieves are believed to have taken the helmet and gauntlets from the Church of St Aidan in Bamburgh, Northumberland,between midnight on April 26 and 4.
In February 2012, a new era for the world famous VAQ-136 Gauntlets began with the long journey across the Pacific Ocean from NAF Atsugi, Japan, to NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Kortlander, founding director of the Custer Battlefield Museum, announced today that General George Armstrong Custer's red, white, and blue beaded, buffalo hide gauntlets, which were removed from Custer's body following the Battle of the Little Bighorn, have been donated to the Museum's collection for permanent display.