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A commission which, if you carry it out well," said he, "will be worth a marechal's baton to you.
Colbert was right," thought D'Artagnan; "for me the baton of a marechal of France will cost the lives of my two friends.
He held in his hand the roll of parchment, which, on this festive day, had become his baton.
A submissive orchestra dictated to by a spectacled man with frowsy hair and a dress suit, industriously followed the bobs of his head and the waves of his baton.
A military gentleman with a field-marshal's baton in his
The wound was, however, but a slight one, and the Frenchman was about to renew his onset, when, at a sign from the prince, Chandos threw down his baton, and the marshals of the lists struck up the weapons and brought the contest to an end.
He sang an ancient song of Killisnook and brandished his whip like a baton.
A curt negative was the policeman's reply to that; and if ever I take part in a night assault-at-arms, revolver versus baton, in the back kitchen, I know which member of the Metropolitan Police Force I should like for my opponent.
Let a prejudice be bequeathed, carried in the air, adopted by hearsay, caught in through the eye,--however it may come, these minds will give it a habitation; it is something to assert strongly and bravely, something to fill up the void of spontaneous ideas, something to impose on others with the authority of conscious right; it is at once a staff and a baton.
Using your drill, loosely fix one of the spliced batons to the rear of the frame using just one screw.
Get someone to help you lift the large mirror or picture on to the wall with the two batons hooking together.
At the charity's launch event, which was held at Gateshead Stadium, five batons were handed out to kick-start the fundraising.