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the officer commanding a Roman century



the commander of a century or maniple of the ancient Roman legion. Centurions were selected either from those foot soldiers who displayed the greatest valor and potential for leadership or from the equites. They received two to three times the salary of a common soldier.

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The proof was in the points Saturday, as the Centurions coasted past elite teams such as Torrey Pines of San Diego and Buchanan of Clovis to win their first Div.
By 1974 Canada only had 71 upgraded Mark XI Centurions deployed in Europe, of which only about 32 were deemed operationally deployable.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Centurion Gold Holdings, Inc.
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The remote PTZ allows the user to control all camera functions (angle, focus, and telephoto) of the Centurion from any location.
The Indians and Centurions are also looking to snap a streak of first-round playoff losses.
If the Centurions can keep that momentum with their lineup intact, they have good reason to believe they'll be in the hunt for a league title.
The last time Saugus High won a Foothill League girls' soccer title, most of the players on this year's Centurions team were developing their skills in AYSO games.
But two days after returning home, the Centurions were unsure exactly what their record was at the tournament.
Foothill League play begins Friday, with a scheduling quirk leaving the Centurions playing games against two of their toughest challengers for the title on consecutive days.
SAUGUS - For the Saugus High boys' soccer team, the most encouraging part of the season-opening Burroughs tournament was not that Centurions placed fourth, but how they got there.
For the most part, losing is a new experience for Mulhern, who was with the Centurions during their back-to-back league-title runs.