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gavel

small mallet used by judge or presiding officer to signal order. [Western Culture: Misc.]
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But in the UK gavels are the exclusive preserve of auctioneers, masters of ceremony and quiz hosts.
Yunus joins an illustrious list of Golden Gavel honorees, including Walter Cronkite, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins and Zig Ziglar.
Stevens Inn plans to continue the tradition of presenting the Gavel Award for many years to come.
Amberley Gavel criticized Brantford for giving terms meaning that they didn't actually have, and pointed out that the actual meaning of "security" was protection against physical loss, vandalism or theft.
Golden Gavel Award--Jeffrey Ellis McKinley of DeWitt
Dan Evans as he is about to bang his gavel for the last time at the Seth Hughes & Son showroom in Wrexham
presented the unique gavel and sounding block to NLC and its incoming President Charles Lyons, selectman from Arlington, Mass.
In June, UMaine officials presented the speaker with a space-age gavel made from laminates applied to native beech and maple veneers.
Mr Judge, who launched the brewery at Church Lawford in 1992 with wife Anne, brewed 720 gallons of his two mainstay beers, Barristers and Old Gavel Bender, yesterday, ready for delivery on Monday.
Gavel & Gown Software and Lernout & Hauspie (L&H) have entered into an agreement to bring integrated speech recognition and case management solutions to the legal market.
The coils of human DNA appeared to have hardened into a molecular gavel with which these scientists could issue a final ruling on how best to explain the evolution of modern Homo sapiens.
There was Ken, very posh, banging the gavel in that High Court judge sort of way to appeal for order.