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press gang

also press·gang (prĕs′găng′)
A company of men under an officer detailed to force men into military or naval service.
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USA metallers Unearth will play Middles-brough's TFM Soundworks on Thursday in a line-up that also includes Malevolence, Stockton metal act Foundations and other local gems Everending, Archeron, Hellbound and Pressgang.
PRESSGANG put in an amazing performance when winning a handicap at Kempton over Christmas.
Emma Lavelle's charge looked useful when finishing third to the classy Pressgang on his bumper debut last year, but failed to live up to that promise in three starts in novice hurdles.
55) with HERECOMESTHETRUTH, who scored from subsequent Kempton scorer Pressgang at Taunton earlier in the month.
Hairy Molly held Pressgang to lift the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for a seventh Irish winner at the meeting.
And John Edmonds, general secretary of the GMB, said: ``We are not going to stand by and allow the Government to pressgang millions of public sector employees into working until they drop.
Other guests include George Papavgeris, Anthony John Clarke, Geoff Higginbottom and hurdy-gurdy wizard, Damien Clarke of Pressgang.
The Kempton undercard saw two pretty extraordinary winners in Original and Pressgang.
Though he has been beaten, Pressgang was probably the most noted sample of his breed England has ever produced.