Rod


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ROD. A measure sixteen feet and a half long; a perch.

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His rod was a tough stalk of grass, his line was a fine long white horse-hair, and he tied a little wriggling worm at the end.
I have lost my rod and basket; but it does not much matter, for I am sure I should never have dared to go fishing again
See, the birch rod has lost several of its twigs, and will hardly serve for another execution.
There was a movement under the cloth, and a little snake wriggle'd out, to be back-broken by the butt of the masheer rod.
So the old woman had to strike again three times upon the ground with the rod, and the next morning the garden was there.
So Tom laid his bones to it, shinning up as fast as he could, and dragging up his rod after him.
These experiences were very memorable and valuable to me -- anchored in forty feet of water, and twenty or thirty rods from the shore, surrounded sometimes by thousands of small perch and shiners, dimpling the surface with their tails in the moonlight, and communicating by a long flaxen line with mysterious nocturnal fishes which had their dwelling forty feet below, or sometimes dragging sixty feet of line about the pond as I drifted in the gentle night breeze, now and then feeling a slight vibration along it, indicative of some life prowling about its extremity, of dull uncertain blundering purpose there, and slow to make up its mind.
Then she, the Inkosazana, pointed with the rod of ivory to the gates of ivory; but still they stood before her, not moving.
he that hits that rod at five-score yards, I call him an archer fit to bear both bow and quiver before a king, an it were the stout King Richard himself.
He is still standing where we left him, leaning on his rod.
As the doctor had given much of his mind to these matters he charged himself with all the necessary preparations, and, as the quarter of the moon was propitious, he undertook to have the divining rod ready by a certain night.
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.