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[[Rod]]
  
1. A [[straight]] and [[slender]] [[stick]]; a wand; hence, any slender [[bar]], as of [[wood]] or [[metal]] (applied to various purposes). Specifically: An [[instrument]] of [[punishment]] or [[correction]]; figuratively, chastisement. ''He that spareth his rod hateth his son.'' (Prov. Xiii. 24)
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1. A [[straight]] and [[slender]] stick; a wand; hence, any [[slender]] [[bar]], as of [[wood]] or [[metal]] (applied to various purposes). Specifically: An [[instrument]] of [[punishment]] or correction; figuratively, chastisement. ''He that spareth his [[rod]] hateth his son.'' (Prov. Xiii. 24)
  
A kind of sceptor, or badge of [[office]]; hence, figuratively, [[power]]; authority; tyranny; oppression. ''The rod, and [[bird]] of [[peace]].'' .
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A [[kind]] of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. ''The [[rod]], and [[bird]] of [[peace]].'' .
  
A [[support]] for a [[fishing]] [[line]]; a [[fish]] [[pole]].
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A [[support]] for a [[fishing]] line; a [[fish]] [[pole]].
  
(Science: machinery) A [[member]] used in [[tension]], as for sustaining a suspended [[weight]], or in tension and [[compression]], as for transmitting reciprocating [[motion]], etc.; a connecting [[bar]].
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(Science: machinery) A [[member]] used in [[tension]], as for sustaining a suspended [[weight]], or in [[tension]] and [[compression]], as for transmitting reciprocating [[motion]], etc.; a connecting [[bar]].
  
 
An [[instrument]] for [[measuring]].
 
An [[instrument]] for [[measuring]].
  
2. A [[measure]] of [[length]] containing sixteen and a [[half]] [[feet]]; called also [[perch]], and [[pole]]. [[Black]] rod.
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2. A [[measure]] of [[length]] containing sixteen and a [[half]] feet; called also [[perch]], and [[pole]]. [[Black]] [[rod]].
  
(Science: anatomy) Rods and [[cones]], the elongated [[cells]] or [[elements]] of the [[sensory]] [[layer]] of the [[retina]], some of which are [[cylindrical]], others somewhat conical.
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(Science: anatomy) [[rods]] and [[cones]], the elongated [[cells]] or [[elements]] of the [[sensory]] [[layer]] of the [[retina]], some of which are [[cylindrical]], others somewhat conical.
 
 
Origin: The same word as rood. See Rood.
 
  
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Origin: The same [[word]] as [[rood]]. See [[rood]].

Latest revision as of 11:39, 19 April 2007

Rod

1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically: An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. He that spareth his rod hateth his son. (Prov. Xiii. 24)

A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. The rod, and bird of peace. .

A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.

(Science: machinery) A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.

An instrument for measuring.

2. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; called also perch, and pole. Black rod.

(Science: anatomy) rods and cones, the elongated cells or elements of the sensory layer of the retina, some of which are cylindrical, others somewhat conical.

Origin: The same word as rood. See rood.