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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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