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Bat·ten

(bat'ĕn),
Frederick E., British ophthalmologist, 1865-1918. See: Batten-Mayou disease, Batten disease.
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I was surprised when the fire first broke out and we battened down.
"As I was saying, when we first battened down, I was surprised.
The carpenter should be set to work nailing three-inch battens along the deck below, fore and aft, to keep these boxes from shifting in a sea-way.
From under the hatches of sin, battened down above you by the evil one.
And the first surprise came very soon, when the explosives (to which he owed his sudden chance of engagement)--dynamite in cases and blasting powder in barrels--taken on board, main hatch battened for sea, cook restored to his functions in the galley, anchor fished and the tug ahead, rounding the South Foreland, and with the sun sinking clear and red down the purple vista of the channel, he went on the poop, on duty, it is true, but with time to take the first freer breath in the busy day of departure.
She cites two of the former Yardbirds legend's albums - the jazz-fusion collections Blow By Blow and Wired - as her all-time favourites, saying: "There is so much feeling in his playing and so much to learn." Batten won't be playing with Jackson when he kicks off his eagerly awaited residency at the O2 Arena next month, just two days after her appearance at Guitarfest.
Amicus Therapeutics announced "positive" interim results from its CLN6 Batten disease gene therapy program licensed from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
THE Balding family and Batten disease sufferer Lily O'Conner will host a tea party at Park House Stables tomorrow to raise money for the Batten Disease Family Association.
A gaggle of supporters - one wearing a 'Make England Great Again' cap - gathered outside the Dorman museum on Linthorpe Road to hear a speech from party leader Gerard Batten.
IT takes a certain type of political figure to make Nigel Farage appear, well, not so extreme, but UKIP leader Gerard Batten is that person.
Carl Benjamin was announced as an MEP candidate for Ukip in the South West, with Mr Batten celebrating the decision having come after an 'exhaustive process'.