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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Devers, Gail Born 1966. American athlete. A sprinter and hurdler, she won gold medals in the 100 meters in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

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  • Inside scoop: At 37, Devers is running as well as ever and looking to finally break her medal jinx at the Olympics in the event she has dominated for more than a decade.

    USATODAY.com

  • Also of interest, Afghan runner Robina Muqimyar competed in Devers 'heat, finishing seventh with a time of 14.14 and setting a new national record in the process.

    USATODAY.com - Athens Watch: Friday, Aug. 20

  • Gail Devers is all alone at the finish line in the 60 meters at the Tyson Foods Invitational.

    USATODAY.com - Devers defies time, dominates on track

  • For her ageless efforts, Devers is USATODAY. com's U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Week.

    USATODAY.com - Devers defies time, dominates on track

  • Despite the heartache, Devers is proud of everything she has accomplished in her long career.

    USATODAY.com - Devers falls to injury before first race

  • Stung by the language of the captain, the adjutant, himself a veteran soldier of years of war service such as Devers had never rendered, looked up from his desk and sharply asked what was Devers's complaint at the expense of his regimental comrade, -- the quartermaster.

    Under Fire

  • "We could eventually take their case to the European Court of Human Rights," Mr. Devers said.

    French Court Issues First Face Veil Fines

  • Gilles Devers , a lawyer who represented the two women said this was the first time that a French court had issued a fine for this kind of misdemeanor and that his clients would appeal the decision.

    French Court Issues First Face Veil Fines

  • Donovan walked quietly to the front of the room where Devers sat at a table and said in a clear but absolutely calm voice the entire room could hear that unless the intelligence chief “withdraws this slur on me and apologizes I shall tear him to pieces and throw what is left of him through these windows into Grosvenor Square.”

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Roosevelt was not actually paying attention to the OSS in Italy, but a senior U.S. Army officer was: General Jacob Devers, whose G-2 Donovan had threatened to throw out of a window the year before.

    Wild Bill Donovan

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