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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 occurrence of downward-recurved petioles and resin rodlets in the wood strongly suggests that this tree was a medullosan pteridosperm (Zodrow 2002, 2003; Laveine and Behlis, 2007).
The black lenses are composed of piles of tiny carbon rodlets, some connected, that are between 50 and 300 microns long, around 30 microns wide, and associated with a dispersed mineral fraction; a few rare micro-charcoal fragments have been observed in the black matrix.