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(industrial engineering)
A machine or facility which is being considered for replacement.
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Bryan, William Jennings
(1860–1925) defended Creationism in famous Scopes trial. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 383–384]
Canisius, St. Peter
Jesuit theologian; buttressed Catholic faith against Protestantism. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 276]
halts Susanna’s execution; gets her acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
Darrow, Clarence
(1857–1938) lawyer; Bryan’s nemesis in Scopes trial (1925). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 131]
Defender of the Faith
Henry VIII as defender of the papacy against Martin Luther (1521). [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 769–772]
Defenders, The
father-son lawyer team in early 1960s. [TV: Terrace, I, 197]
Miriam’s ardent friend ever ready to defend her. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
bravely defended Troy against Greek siege for ten years. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Mason, Perry
detective novels and TV series feature courtroom drama by lawyer. [Am. Lit.: Gardner, Erie Stanley, in EB, IV: 416; Radio: Buxton, 186–187; TV: Terrace, II, 199]
Ridd, John
defender of the parish of Oare in Somerset. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Zola, Emile
(1840–1902) attacked Army cover-up of Dreyfus affair in J ’accuse (1898). [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 60]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Windows Defender

The antivirus program that comes with Windows, starting with Windows 8 (it was retroactively added to Windows 7). Windows Defender scans files downloaded from any Windows Web browser.

Defender -> MSE -> Defender
Windows Defender was originally only an antispyware program that was acquired by Microsoft from GIANT Company Software in 2004. Defender was replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in 2009, which included antivirus scanning. In 2012, the name was resurrected for the antivirus program built into Windows 8, and it uses the same virus signatures as MSE. See Microsoft Security Essentials.
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'We were impressed and pleased to see that the KP government has shown interest in the safety and protection of human rights defenders by promising a law so that they can continue their legitimate and lawful activities without any fear of violence and intimidation but little effort has been done by the government to materialize this promise", they told.
The essence behind this policy is Article 1, UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders according to which 'Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and international levels'.
Coventry-based Land Rover Classic is offering Defender owners the chance to upgrade their pride and joy.
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Edcel Lagman and the Makabayan bloc, mandates the government to 'respect, protect and fulfill' the freedoms of human rights defenders, and imposes sanctions to 'counter impunity.'
Lagman said Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of Human Rights has recorded the killing of 697 human rights defenders in the country for the period 2001-2018, while Task Force Detainees of the Philippines documented 76 human rights violations affecting 333 HRDs from September 2013 to September 2016 alone.
After winning the toss and sending Defenders in to bat, their bowlers did well to restrict them to a meager 130 in 19.5 overs.
"The defenders need to learn to defend with a lot of space behind them, to make cover and defend often one against one and remain compact.
IGM confirmed their knockout-round berth by sealing a 41-run win against Atlas Foundation on Sunday night to finish second behind Group-2 winners Defenders CC.
"Although there were fewer HRDs killed in 2018 compared with the previous year in the Philippines, the country remains an extremely dangerous working environment for defenders of land, indigenous peoples and environmental rights," the organization said.
Louis County public defenders sought and were granted relief for heavy caseloads now is headed to the Missouri Supreme Court.