Examples of rod in a Sentence
arrested for using a rod on his dogs in violation of the state's animal cruelty laws
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He was paralyzed below waist-level, later having two steel rods implanted in his spine and undergoing extensive rehabilitation.
Despite 10-gallon buckets balanced precariously above them, their backs are straight as a rod and their chins lifted.
The process reinforces the concrete by applying tension to the reinforcing rods while new liquid concrete is set.
Like the other portable safe, FlexSafe can be locked to a beach chair, a golf cart or a bike, or even a rod in a dormatory or hotel room.
Rods and reels and bait are provided if a child does not bring his or her own.
Finally: remember that tilted rod through the poles?
Across Western Europe and the United States, immigrants from poorer countries, whether plumbers from Poland or farmhands from Mexico, have become a lightning rod for economic anxieties over cheap labor.
And sure enough, something's going down in Beacon Hills (OK, when was there ever not something spooky happening in this supernatural lightning rod of a town).
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Origin and Etymology of rod
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, club, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]
Related Wordsblackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier (or crozier), walking stick, whangee
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