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

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Much space is instead reserved for the unusual rodlets that encircle the microvilli (Fig.
Optimization tests to improve dismantling operations and, in parallel, preliminary testing of new experimental facilities will be carried out; it includes a drying system for wet, defective spent fuel (SF) rods, a system to apply vibration to SF rods, a focused ion beam (FIB) to prepare small specimens for analysis, a setup for creep tests on SF rodlets.
Four hundred and fifty years ago Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus von Honenheim reported on the use of magnetic iron rodlets which, when adequately placed, 'Heal fractures and ruptures, pull hepatitis out and draw back dropsy, also healing fistulae, cancer, and blood flows of women'.