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defender

[di′fen·dər]
(industrial engineering)
A machine or facility which is being considered for replacement.

Defender

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]
Daniel
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]
Donatello
Miriam’s ardent friend ever ready to defend her. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
Hector
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]
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However, if they don't have a good total to defend then they will have added pressure on them to take wickets.
By defending PAB, De Lima said people could also honor and defend revolutionary newspapers and heroes before.
with his refusal to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The analysis of the duty to defend begins with an examination of the facts and the policy.
Had Abbott chosen not to defend the law or to not defend it aggressively, it wouldn't have been unprecedented.
New York also requires an insurer to defend when the insurer has actual knowledge of facts establishing such a reasonable possibility of coverage.
South Eugene's girls look to defend their title in the 6A race at 2:25 p.
If I couldn't defend I know there's no way I'd be playing for Liverpool and I wouldn't be playing for England.
Kazmi, after accepting the papers to defend Qasab, had in an interview to a newspaper claimed to be a prominent leader of Ashrafi Jamaat of Shiites.
Last week, the Daily News reported that contracts had been signed for Antonio Margarito to defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt against Paul "The Punisher" Williams.
Oddly, he also reminds us that we must defend pluralistic democratic societies, when to my knowledge, the left hasn't expressed anything to the contrary.
Honeybees that defend their colonies by killing wasps with body heat come within 5[degrees]C of cooking themselves in the process, according to a study in China.