Examples of rod in a Sentence
arrested for using a rod on his dogs in violation of the state's animal cruelty laws
Recent Examples of rod from the Web
The larger-than-life images of both of his predecessors — each a historic figure in American law enforcement — could be a lighting rod for controversy, those in the department say.
In a series of beatings between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2014, Fellenbaum and his girlfriend, Jillian Tait, tortured Scott McMillan with a metal rod, a homemade whip, a wooden spoon, a frying pan, and their closed fists, prosecutors said.
Now, the only bulwark against criticality is a single control rod piercing the heart of the reactor.
Mina even has a donut hanging in front of her on a rod.
Burglary — Construction 5400 block of Flavor Pict Road, unincorporated Boynton Beach, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. Ground rods and wires were stolen from eight townhome units, possibly to be sold for material.
Researchers could never understand why cones, which enable us to see in color, die out when rods, which work in dim light, are defective, explains Zsolt Ablonczy, a pharmacologist at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Everbuilt rigid nonmarking rubber casters, 2 inches, $3.50 each; and Home Depot steel round rods, 3/8 inches by 48 inches, $7 each, homedepot.com.
Her play and her lighting-rod-dom (pro and con) validate her wildcard.
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Origin and Etymology of rod
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
ROD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rod for English Language Learners
: a straight, thin stick or bar
: a pole with a line and usually a reel that is used in fishing
: a stick used to hit or whip someone as a form of punishment
ROD Defined for Kids
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