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''The circus strong man proved his strength by bending an iron rod, and then straightening it.''
A longitudinal pole used for forming part of a framework such as an awning or tent.
''When I hooked a snake and not a fish, I got so scared I dropped my rod in the water.''
(RQ:Florio Montaigne Essayes) but twice, and that very lightly.
An implement resembling and/or supplanting a rod (particularly a cane) that is used for corporal punishment, and metonymically called the rod, regardless of its actual shape and composition.
''The judge imposed on the thief a sentence of fifteen strokes with the rod.''
A stick used to measure distance, by using its established length or task-specific temporary marks along its length, or by dint of specific graduated marks.
''I notched a rod and used it to measure the length of rope to cut.''
1842, (w), ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
- ‘And this thicket, so full of a natural art, was in the immediate vicinity, ''within a few rods'', of the dwelling of Madame Deluc, whose boys were in the habit of closely examining the shrubberies about them in search of the bark of the sassafras.’
- In one of the villages I saw the next summer a cow tethered by a rope six rods long(nb..).
1900, (w), ''(w)'', Ch.I:
- A few rods farther led him past the old black Presbyterian church, with its square tower, embowered in a stately grove; past the Catholic church, with its many crosses, and a painted wooden figure of St. James in a recess beneath the gable; and past the old Jefferson House, once the leading hotel of the town, in front of which political meetings had been held, and political speeches made, and political hard cider drunk, in the days of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too."
An implement held vertically and viewed through an optical surveying instrument such as a transit, used to measure distance in land surveying and construction layout; an engineer's rod, surveyor's rod, rod, rod, rod. The modern engineer's or surveyor's rod commonly is eight or ten feet long and often designed to extend higher. In former times a surveyor's rod often was a single wooden pole or composed of multiple sectioned and socketed pieces, and besides serving as a sighting target was used to measure distance on the ground horizontally, hence for convenience was of one rod or pole in length, that is, (frac) yards.
''The house had a small yard of about six rods in size.''
''The engine threw a rod, and then went to pieces before our eyes, springs and coils shooting in all directions.''
''The rods are more sensitive than the cones, but do not discern color.''
Any of a number of long, slender microorganisms.
''He applied a gram positive stain, looking for rods indicative of ''Listeria''.''
A rod, an automobile or other passenger motor vehicle modified to run faster and often with exterior cosmetic alterations, especially one based originally on a pre-1940s model or (currently) denoting any older vehicle thus modified.
A rod-shaped object that appears in photographs or videos traveling at high speed, not seen by the person recording the event, often associated with extraterrestrial entities.
2000, Jack Barranger, Paul Tice, ''Mysteries Explored: The Search for Human Origins, Ufos, and Religious Beginnings'', Book Three, p.37:
- These cylindrical rods fly through the air at incredible speeds and can only be picked up by high-speed cameras.
2009, Barry Conrad, ''An Unknown Encounter: A True Account of the San Pedro Haunting'', Dorrance Publishing, pp.129–130:
- During one such broadcast in 1997, the esteemed radio host bellowed, “I got a fax earlier today from MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in Arizona and they said what you think are rods are actually insects!”
2010, Deena West Budd, ''The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology: Werewolves, Dragons, Skyfish, Lizard Men, and Other Fascinating Creatures Real and Mysterious'', Weiser Books, p.15:
- He tells of a home video showing a rod flying into the open mouth of a girl singing at a wedding.
A (w) or connecting rod, which links the driving wheels of a locomotive.
To furnish with rods, especially rods.
(qualifier) (lv-inflection of)
cross (method of execution)
a measure of land length, equal to a perch
a measure of land area, equal to a quarter of an acre
rhodium (chemical element, Rh, atomic number 45)
(verb form of)
bone (of fish)
(soft mutation of)