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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 stones extend a rod or two into the water, and then the bottom is pure sand, except in the deepest parts, where there is usually a little sediment, probably from the decay of the leaves which have been wafted on to it so many successive falls, and a bright green weed is brought up on anchors even in midwinter.
The doctor had been no less carefully armed and accoutered by his housekeeper, the vigilant Frau Ilsy, and sallied forth in his camlet robe by way of surcoat,[1] his black velvet cap under his cocked hat, a thick clasped book under his arm, a basket of drugs and dried herbs in one hand, and in the other the miraculous rod of divination.
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.
The archer vindicated their opinion of his skill: his arrow split the willow rod against which it was aimed.
It was several minutes before Oliver aroused himself from the abstracted position in which he was standing when Louisa last saw him; but when he did, he muttered something rapidly and incoherently, and, throwing his rod over his shoulder, he strode down the walk through the gate and along one of the streets of the village, until he reached the lake-shore, with the air of an emperor.
Creation,” said Natty, dropping the end of his rod into the water, and sweeping one hand around him in a circle, “all creation, lad.
Now, with the first two rods, I'd asked about new tip sections but they were out of production and the manufacturers couldn't help.
Because of the significant expenditures involved with coring rods, it's understandable why many contractors focus on purchase price when trying to minimize cost.
CROWDER RODS Lifetime warranty on Bluewater, E Series, E-Series Lite and Blue Steel models, and one year warranty on Salute Series.
The rods currently being produced include spinning rods for Florida saltwater game fish such as Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Snook, and Tarpon.