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

After Guglielmo Marconi (probably from its resemblance to the early antennas used by him for his wireless telegraphy).


  • The Vikings lost to the likes of Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio State, and Kansas State, so they were as battled-tested as Butler.


  • The only reason Obama's approval/disapproval rating ratio is high is because he is a "green" pol and relative newcomer who has not yet been "introduced" to the people by the GOP smear machine as his other battled-tested opponents or past Dem nominees were or have been (Clinton has been battling the "machine" for some 15 years!)

    Obama Campaign: We're On Our Way To Winning

  • "In the beginning of the season, we had some tough games, but we're battled-tested and we're ready for tomorrow mentally and physically."

    NYDN Rss

  • Round 2: Pick experienced or battled-tested seven through 12 seeds -- but avoid ninth-seeded underdogs.

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  • The Redskins also are battled-tested, which could serve them well down the road. Chronicle

  • "We've been battled-tested," Vipers guard Jonathan Wallace said.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Four years ago, Channels was the freshman cutting his teeth on a team with no seniors (but battled-tested juniors, Lockett, Wright and Babington and sophomores Reed and Duncan) that went onto lose to Eastern Kentucky in the 2007 OVC Championship Game. - Local News

  • Huntley Project is battled-tested and ready to go. - Local News

  • Melindo went toe-to-toe against the battled-tested Rachman in their 10-round, non-title bout as he proved the Indonesian boxer wrong in claiming that hes merely good for a tune-up fight. - Articles related to Lawyer for Russian arms suspect held in Thailand says new US charges won't lead to extradition

  • These chairs will assist the campaign's on-going grassroots efforts in their respective regions, building on our base of support throughout the campaign and, when the time comes, helping with Crist's battled-tested get out the vote operation.



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