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noun as in bar, pole

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Adjust the resistance of these ankle weights by adding or removing the iron rods, which total between three to five pounds.

One of the darkest incidents of last year’s protests took place on July 21, when dozens of thugs armed with sticks and metal rods launched an indiscriminate attack on civilians at the suburban subway station of Yuen Long.

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Since then, Shapery has cited his partnership with Doug Manchester, a political lightning rod and donor to the mayor, as a major obstacle.

The retina’s rod cells aren’t part of the cone coloring system.

They are so sensitive that a rod cell can detect a single photon of light — the smallest possible particle.

So I asked the driver to honk the horn, which he does, and Rod looks over.

And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’

Rod Stewart and Diane Sawyer This is just highly entertaining.

Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”

The painting is of a human heart set inside a wind-up music box that has a metal rod poking out of the pulmonary artery.

And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.

A connecting rod worked a balance-beam, which worked the air-pump, feed-pump, and plug-rod for moving the valves.

A piece of iron sticking out from the cross-head carried the plug-rod for working the gear-handles.

Thereafter we were buffeted like chips in the swirling maw of a whirlpool; we fought our way rod by rod.

This is a minute, slender rod, which lies within and between the pus-corpuscles (Fig. 125), and is negative to Gram's stain.


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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rod, such as: baton, cane, cylinder, ingot, shaft, and slab.

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