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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 Ourang-Outang must have escaped from the chamber, by the rod, just before the break of the door.
I admired his hospitality, was pleased with his guns and rods, but I did not much care for his house and its atmosphere.
There is a narrow sand-bar running into it, with very deep water on one side, on which I helped boil a kettle of chowder, some six rods from the main shore, about the year 1824, which it has not been possible to do for twenty-five years; and, on the other hand, my friends used to listen with incredulity when I told them, that a few years later I was accustomed to fish from a boat in a secluded cove in the woods, fifteen rods from the only shore they knew, which place was long since converted into a meadow.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised -- this piscine murder will out -- and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
Thank 'ee, Velveteens; I'm very comfortable," said Tom, shortening the rod in his hand, and preparing for battle.
Oh, please, sir," broke in Tom, "the rod isn't mine.
Tom was flogged next morning, and a few days afterwards met Velveteens, and presented him with half a crown for giving up the rod claim, and they became sworn friends; and I regret to say that Tom had many more fish from under the willow that May-fly season, and was never caught again by Velveteens.
Many times anglers will fish all day with one rod and find that's plenty.
It was an eight-foot Cummings dry fly rod and it cost me PS2.
Rat Rod first won the award in 2012 in part for the creation and implementation of a unique numbering system.
If your commander approves the use of a clearing rod on the range, you can make one from a 36-in long, 3/16-in diameter brass welding rod, NSN 3439-00-244-4541.
The violence escalates as the family refuses to budge or let the Rat Rod Gang on their property.