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Rod

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

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

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Appearing at Manchester Crown Court, ringleader Assaf was jailed for 15 years and three months, Hyams was jailed for 11 years and three months, Roden was imprisoned for 12 years and Patel jailed for 11 years and two months.
Like Roden, she gave a shout out to Jeff Davis as well as her supporters.
The "inspirational" teachers at Swinton Comprehensive School in Rotherham captured Mr Roden's attention and he was a keen student and sportsman, although he admits to cheekily swapping classes with his identical twin on occasion.
Stevie Roden (centre) receives the trophy from David Stevens of Coral (left) and Graham Dench of the Racing Post
"It was a horrendous time." Golding said that Roden played an invaluable part in refining Spencer's memoirs.
Speed refused to be drawn into detail over the problems that have enforced Roden's absence, but stated he hopes there can be a resolution.
A former Wrexham footballer whose career was cut short by injury, Roden moved into sports science and was at Manchester City before answering the call from his close friend Speed.
Band leader and current Dallas resident, Sam Roden says, "Early Jitters has a song list of 45 songs, most of them rock and roll songs; but I also write some country and western songs, too." All of the band members have been friends since grade school in Westside, a suburb of Jacksonville, where they grew up.
Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist Eric Roden, the new research shows that iron oxide-breathing bacteria can also 'mineral-breathe' with insoluble organic substances, formed when plants and other organic materials biodegrade in soils and sediments.
PRISON officer Neil Roden is looking to lock out Wakefield's Carnegie Challenge Cup chances this afternoon.
PUPILS at the Roden School of Dance are gearing up for a dance show at the College Theatre at the Butts in Coventry.
However, team principal Stewart Roden fears a lack of investment for the sport in this country could thwart their bid.