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gantlet

[′gȯnt·lət]
(civil engineering)
A stretch of overlapping railroad track, with one rail of one track being between the two rails of another track; used over narrow bridges and passes.
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-- A firewall-appliance family with features from Gauntlet, Sidewinder and many net-new features combined into one code base, all tightly integrated into the SecureOS(TM) operating system with patented Type Enforcement(TM) technology.
As for the adaptive proxy, the company explains that while proxy- based firewalls like Gauntlet are in theory more secure than the packet filter-based alternatives, they take a significant performance hit.
DONCASTER: 2.05 Ipledgeallegiance (nap), 3.10 Sky Dome, 4.10 Gauntlet.
Alexander was still running that gauntlet at the time of her resignation, as Congress was set to vote on what looked like the final NEA funding proposal for this year.
Gauntlet Friends say he plans to take up a public-sector job to build his Labour credentials before seeking a seat.
`The process requires great care not to be thrusting down the gauntlet that implies moral inferiority on the part of those who are not prepared to be part of the process,' he said.
"Our investigation revealed that many women freely and knowingly participated in gauntlet activities," the report stated.
Running the Gauntlet examines how to make necessary, meaningful alterations.
But horrors aside, running the bankruptcy gauntlet can actually be instructive.
During a meeting of the College of Commissioners, on 25 April, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said his institution is ready to throw down the gauntlet to all member states that call for cuts in the EU's long-term budget.
Now that the thermoset guys have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by their thermoplastic competitors, it remains to be seen whether "recyclability" will have any future effect on the selection of automotive body materials.
Gauntlet: Five Friends, 20,000 Enemy Troops, and the Secret That Could Have Changed the Course of the Cold War