gauntlet


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Synonyms for gauntlet

throw down the gauntlet

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to offer or accept a challenge

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a glove with long sleeve

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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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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.
``It is granted ere spoken out,'' said Cedric, striking his ready hand into the gauntleted palm of the Black Knight, ``it is granted already, were it to affect half my fortune.''
And through it all, on moccasined feet, moved Daylight, hell-roaring Burning Daylight, over-spilling with good nature and camaraderie, howling his he-wolf howl and claiming the night as his, bending men's arms down on the bars, performing feats of strength, his bronzed face flushed with drink, his black eyes flashing, clad in overalls and blanket coat, his ear-flaps dangling and his gauntleted mittens swinging from the cord across the shoulders.
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.
And he was so fine to look at, with his broad mailed shoulders, and the grand leonine set of his plumed head, and his big shield with its quaint device of a gauntleted hand clutch- ing a prophylactic tooth-brush, with motto: "Try Noyoudont." This was a tooth-wash that I was introducing.
"Because I shall wear shining armor and gauntlets of steel, like the other white princes, and ride on a horse."
The officer was making excited motions with a gauntleted hand.
Continuing this commitment, Secure has dedicated extensive resources to ensure that Gauntlet customers with current maintenance agreements will be fully supported, and the company is building a smooth migration path to the next generation product.
This, it emerges, is reached by running the gauntlet alongside the entrance for the police vans and what look like the service entries for the dustbins and the meter readers.
"The value propositions and innovative business models brought to the table by niche e-government providers are throwing down a gauntlet to the Tier 1 professional services and systems integration houses that have dominated the government market for years," says French Caldwell, research director for Gartner.
The result is that little girls have to run a gauntlet from conception through birth.
Network Associates Inc (NAI) has shipped version 5.0 of the Gauntlet Firewall it inherited from its February 1998 merger with Trusted Information Systems Inc.
In the Mexborough Maiden Stakes (4.10), Jeremy Noseda's Gauntlet is fancied over John Gosden's Kingstree.
Kennedy credited the chairman with "skillfully running the gauntlet of hostile ideological attacks from Congress and brilliantly defending a strong federal role in the arts for communities across the country."