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Rod

A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.

rod

A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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The theft of the lead was bad enough but stealing the copper in the lightning conductor threatens the entire building.
CONCERN: Reverend John Hearn at St Mary's Church in Acklam, above right, and by the wall of the church where a metal lightning conductor cable was stolen.
Police believe the gang of thieves tied a rope to the copper lightning conductor, which they wrapped around an iron railing near the church door.
Its experts specialise in all aspects of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as restoration and masonry refurbishment projects on churches, museums, clock towers, castles, spires and historic buildings.
Nevertheless, in the days following the death of Dodi and Diana, he did admit how hard his task had suddenly become, saying: ``I was the lightning conductor.
Tenders are invited for Building portion including internal water supply, sanitary installations, drainage, internal electrical installations, Lightning Conductor, Main Panel and fire extinguishers b miscellaneous in connection with Construction of 1 No.
Stone specialises in all aspects of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as restoration and masonry refurbishment projects on churches, museums, clock towers, castles, spires and historic buildings all over the UK.
Stone Technical Services operates in the field of high level maintenance, safety systems and lightning conductor installation, Clients include English Heritage, the National Trust, BAE Systems and numerous councils.
Stone, which specialises in all aspects of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services, has been appointed to carry out a major shutdown of the chimney stacks at SRM in Sunderland, which handles the disposal of organic waste materials.
discovery Warden Brian Kitson next to the lightning conductor on the St John's Church spire
Stone, which provides lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as undertaking restoration and masonry refurbishment of sensitive projects including churches, museums, clock towers, castles, and spires, has seen turnover increase from pounds 1.
Two weeks ago part of the building's lightning conductor was stolen for its copper piping.