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  •  Trivial point in the circs but props for using (5+ / 0-)

    "gantlets" correctly.  (Can't believe how persistently iPad tried to make me say "gauntlets".  Sigh.)

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 01:34:15 PM PDT

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    •  My dictionary says something else (0+ / 0-)

      According to my Oxford dictionary, "gantlet" is a variant spelling of "gauntlet."

      Of course, that means you are free to choose "gantlet" but it doesn't make one correct and the other not.

      According to my dictionary--maybe not according to yours.

      •  Gantlant is a punishment meted out (1+ / 0-)
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        by having someone run a course between two rows of people who beat on the runner with sticks or paddles, i.e., running the gantlant.  

        A gauntlet is a way to challenge an opponent, issued by throwing a glove on the ground before the person challenged, i.e., throwing down the gauntlet.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 03:40:12 PM PDT

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      •  Your comment is beside the point. What does (0+ / 0-)

        Oxford give as the meaning of "gauntlet"?  I bet it is "glove" with the extended meaning of challenge, as SueDe says in the following comment.  Hannah's comment uses gantlet in the sense of a line up through which a person runs.  Not the same as a gauntlet.  They are two different words.

        We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

        by Observerinvancouver on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:44:37 PM PDT

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