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Variant of protector.
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Nevertheless, even though there is much that is distasteful in Holmes's judicial record, he is remembered today as the great advocate of judicial restraint in Lochner and the great protecter of free speech in Abrams and Gitlow.
The sand ripped through the Lycra suit, his underwear and a plastic protecter.
He began his career with Protecter & Gamble Co.
The next time I'm in Spencer, I'm going to look for a catcher's chest protecter, X-Large.
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