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  • n. Plural form of defence.


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  • St-Pierre has said he wants to finish Koscheck, in part to shut up critics who note three of four of his title defences have gone the distance.

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  • Upon listing out the above arguments, Lin defences:

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  • According to Canadian deputy commander Colonel Fred Lewis, the Taliban appear to be concentrating forces and digging in defences - moving to what he called "semi-conventional" combat, compared to guerrilla-style tactics employed before.

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  • What has happened to your defences is really pathetic in the way you have let them run down.

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  • Appealing to Sport and Recreation Minister Mr Steve Tshwete to take steps to rectify this, he said former junior lightweight world champion Mitchell, after his 12 successful title defences, was a ring legend.

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  • North of the town the 18th Panzer Division, using tanks which had been specially waterproofed for "Sea Lion" (the projected invasion of England), forded the river and struck across the marshy ground to the main Russian defences on the left bank of the Lesna, reaching them three hours later and there also capturing the bridge intact.


  • The autonomy of our own defences is in danger of being endangered, -- let us put it -- at present.

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  • _ Louvigny's account of the Outagamie defences is short, and not very clear.

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  • Khan is relishing the chance to fight in Britain after his two title defences in 2010 - against Paulie Malignaggi and Marcos Maidana - were held in New York and Las Vegas.

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  • Khan is relishing the chance to fight in Britain after his two title defences in 2010 - against

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