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cestus

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caestus:

see boxingboxing,
sport of fighting with fists, also called pugilism and prizefighting. Early History

Depicted on the walls of tombs at Beni Hasan in Egypt, dating from about 2000 to 1500 B.C., boxing is one of the oldest forms of competition.
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cestus

Aphrodite’s girdle made by Hephaestus; magically induces passion. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 183]
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Part of the Predator line of gaming-focused Acer products, the Cestus is a gaming mouse with style and substance.
Meanwhile, the new Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse features a unique dual switch design, which allows gamers to adjust the click resistance according to the game type they are playing, such as a lighter resistance for FPS games that demand a more nimble reaction, or a heavier resistance for fine maneuvers in RTS games.
The new Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse features a dual switch design, which allows gamers to adjust the click resistance according to the game type they are playing, such as a lighter resistance for FPS games that demand a more nimble reaction, or a heavier resistance for fine maneuvers in RTS games.
In this study DNA was amplified by PCR in a DNA thermal cycler(Perkin Elmer Cestus, Norwalk, CT) using oligonucleotide primers specific to amplify specific sequence for the detected organism synthesized by (Invitrogen life technologies, Carlsbad, Ca.
The combatants covered their fists with the cestus, which had an effect something like the "iron knuckles" of our modern sporting men, being a glove made of straps of leather, plated inside with metal.