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 v.— «For nine seasons, ending in 2000-01, Gonyeau coached the Central High School girls. In the final two years of that run, she was “patched,” as they say in the officiating business, earning her International Associated of Approved Basketball Officials patch by taking and passing the officials’ test.» —“She makes the call” by Kent Mincer Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) Jan. 8, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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