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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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Greaves and knee-pieces were also of leather backed by steel, and their gauntlets and shoes were of iron plates, craftily jointed, So, with jingle of arms and clatter of hoofs, they rode across the Bridge of Avon, while the burghers shouted lustily for the flag of the five roses and its gallant guard.
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.
She wore dogskin gloves, with gauntlets that protected her wrists.
There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, so highly burnished as to glow with white radiance, and scatter an illumination everywhere about upon the floor.
Next you buckle your greaves on your legs, and your cuisses on your thighs; then come your backplate and your breastplate, and you begin to feel crowded; then you hitch onto the breastplate the half-petticoat of broad overlapping bands of steel which hangs down in front but is scolloped out behind so you can sit down, and isn't any real improvement on an inverted coal scuttle, either for looks or for wear, or to wipe your hands on; next you belt on your sword; then you put your stove-pipe joints onto your arms, your iron gauntlets onto your hands, your iron rat-trap onto your head, with a rag of steel web hitched onto it to hang over the back of your neck -- and there you are, snug as a candle in a candle-mould.
Because I shall wear shining armor and gauntlets of steel, like the other white princes, and ride on a horse.
8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gauntlet Private Investments, a real estate-focused private equity firm, announced today that it has secured a $12 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan for a portfolio of retail properties located in Huntsville, Ala.
He was released yesterday and ran the gauntlet of photographers as he walked to a nearby hotel.
The last Gauntlet Prowler flew to the 309t1t Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as "the bone yard," at Davis-Mothan AFB, Ariz.
htm) Rumors also circulate that the plot of "Avengers 2" will somehow see Thanos utilizing the Infinity Gauntlet, an all-powerful device sure to rival the combined might of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.