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"Colbert was right," thought D'Artagnan; "for me the baton of a marechal of France will cost the lives of my two friends.
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. Every prejudice that will answer these purposes is self-evident.
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 had in one hand a lighted torch, or link, and in the other a baton of crab-tree, so thick and heavy, that it might well be termed a club.
Sabri Sayed selling batons in Qus, Qena - Egypt Today/Wael Mohammed CAIRO -- 18 July 2018: "God have mercy on the time of young manliness (Futuwwa)" this is what Sabri Sayed, a batons salesman says to passers-by while selling his products in Qus, North of Qena Governorate.
The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the State Librarys Bright Bold Boundless display, which features sketches, digital stories and an exclusive look at prototypes of the 2018 baton design, as well as rarely seen batons from past Commonwealth Games in Australia.
First Minister Alex Salmond and Sports Minister Shona Robison paraded all three Scottish Games batons at Meadowbank.
One of the Rio Olympic Batons, which are currently being passed around the world, found its way to Ysgol Iau Hen Golwyn, Colwyn Bay recently.
The note was written during her summer stay at her Scottish retreat of Balmoral and was housed in a transparent cylinder within the batons' pure titanium lattice work frame and will be lit up by LED lights.
Called Brass the Baton, the games-inspired project will take the form of a giant relay race with five conductor's batons, each one representing an Olympic ring.
The Menai Bridge Brass Band will be in Brass The Baton, a huge relay race involving five conductor's batons and a unique new music commission from Paul Lovatt-Cooper entitled Going The Distance.
PRISON officers holding young offenders drew their batons more than once every three weeks to control violent incidents, the chief inspector of prisons said.