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

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There was no motion in the heated air, but the rain fell like bayonet rods on the earth, and flung up a blue mist where it splashed back again.
I admired his hospitality, was pleased with his guns and rods, but I did not much care for his house and its atmosphere.
Once, in the winter, many years ago, when I had been cutting holes through the ice in order to catch pickerel, as I stepped ashore I tossed my axe back on to the ice, but, as if some evil genius had directed it, it slid four or five rods directly into one of the holes, where the water was twenty-five feet deep.
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.
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.
See, the birch rod has lost several of its twigs, and will hardly serve for another execution.
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.
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.
I repeat that, with your consent, I will change my rod for a fowling- piece, and keep nigh you on the mountain,”
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.