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Definitions of rod

  1. ( slang) a gangster's pistol
  2. a square rod of land
  3. ( British) a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  4. visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light
  5. any rod- shaped bacterium
  6. a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  7. a gangster's pistol
  8. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  9. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal ( applied to various purposes).
  10. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
  11. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  12. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  13. A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
  14. An instrument for measuring.
  15. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.
  16. A straight and slender stick; any slender bar, especially one of metal; a fishing- pole; a switch used for inflicting punishment; hence, correction or discipline; with the; a scepter; hence, power; a measure of length containing five and a half yards.
  17. 1. A straight slender cylindrical formation. 2. One of the rhodopsin- containing cells forming with the cones the layer of rods and cones of the retina.
  18. A long twig: a slender stick: anything long and slender: an instrument of correction: an emblem of power or authority: a pole or perch ( 5 1/ 2 yards): ( fig.) punishment: authority: oppression: ( B.) race or tribe.
  19. A slender stick or bar; instrument of punishment; a pole or perch; sixteen and a half feet.
  20. A shoot or twig; a straight, slim piece of wood or bar of metal.
  21. A measure of length; 16½ feet.
  22. A long twig; a wand; instrument of correction or punishment; a pole for angling; an implement about five yards long for measuring; a measure of 5 1/ 2 yards; a pole; a perch; power; a race.
  23. Something long and slender; a staff or wand as a badge of authority; a shoot or long twig; an instrument of punishment or correction; a measure of length containing five yards and a half; in Scrip., a sprout, hence race or family.
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Quotes of rod

  1. Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament. – John Badham
  2. Let tyrants shake their iron rod – William Billings
  3. Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it. – Pierce Brosnan
  4. We also own a little boat and I'm like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day. – Perry Como
  5. Then, all of a sudden, he stopped and nobody heard from him or got a response to orders. At this point Rod Walker looked him up and found he was living in a commune and seemed to be dropping out of the hobby. – Fred Davis
  6. Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that's about as close to God as I get. – Steve Earle
  7. Rod has such a wicked sense of humour. I loved him very much. – Rachel Hunter
  8. I remember working with Rod though, on Chrysler Hour. I was too young and dumb to know that I was supposed to be scared of anybody or anything- like getting fired or anything like that. – Sally Kellerman
  9. I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph. – Ken Kesey
  10. Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave. – James Russell Lowell
  11. We didn't have a drill so he would burn the holes through the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire. Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that? – Marc Singer
  12. He that spareth the rod hateth his son. – John Skelton
  13. I seem to be some sort of lightning rod I just really irritate people, you know? I really do. – Howard Stern
  14. I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was! – Andy Taylor

Usage examples for rod

  1. And the Lord directed him to take his rod and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water." – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  2. " She ain' gone 'cross de bayo' fo' de hoss," answered Lucy, reaching for the curtain rod – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  3. She knew, in all the trials of life, what it was to have her Creator for her Rock,- to have His rod and His staff. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  4. Brand says it is thought in some parts that beating with an Elder rod will check the growth of boys. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  5. The rod on one of the instruments was blue while the other was a fiery scarlet. – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  6. His figure had hardly grown faint in the distance when a couple of young men crossing the common with rod and basket on their shoulders came upon the prostrate form of John Huish, as they chatted carelessly of the day's sport. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. " Try my rod he said, and, as soon as I had taken hold of it, " pull up," he cried, " pull up." – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  8. The rod went up into an arch. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  9. I have been punished, and I have kissed the rod as I never kissed any other rod – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. The whipping which Ned received created quite a sensation among us boys, for it was not often that Mr. S. used the rod We began to have our fears that as he had got his " hand in," more of us might share the fate of poor Ned. – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell
  11. Having finished our meal, I lighted my pipe and sat down under a tree, while Walkirk, with his rod wandered away along the bank of the stream. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  12. Why did I never think of it before; my poor, poor Rod – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  13. He shifted the limp form over to his shoulder, slipped out his heat- rod – The Beast of Space by F.E. Hardart
  14. Stand your rod up against that tree." – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  15. Now for your rod my boy. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. On the other hand, they were careful that many a day's sport, with gun or rod but mostly the latter- should come in the way of not a few who seldom had an opportunity of enjoying such. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  17. The trout rose readily, and almost too soon we had more than enough for dinner, though no " rod smashers" had been seen or felt. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  18. Going in alone, are you, Rod – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  19. And on this block, as though purposely displayed, lay a metal rod – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. Well, Aaron's rod was another dead stick. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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