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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Mokarzel, 23, later told Orange County Sheriff’s deputies that her girlfriend Lakesha Lewis beat Xavier with a plastic rod from window blinds, an affidavit said.
Casey Brunning decided to up the challenge factor by constructing rods out of PVC and putting them to use in the marsh.
Above the decking, rods of steel reinforcements, coated in green epoxy to prevent corrosion, form a grid that will reside inside the concrete, allowing it to flex without breaking.
White missed his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in his left tibia, which required surgery to insert a rod.
In a study recently published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, high-speed cameras show ants banding together to form a tower around a slippery rod.
Apparently, once a man turns 40, picking out clothes starts to resemble juggling nuclear fuel rods.
But South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said he was concerned about the potential for floods to damage power generators at Turkey Point, which in turn might threaten the ability of the plant to keep spent nuclear fuel rods cool.
However, dogs have more rods in their eyes than humans do, plus another layer of eye tissue, which means their night vision is better than ours.
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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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