Battering Ram


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Battering Ram

 

an ancient siege engine consisting of a beam with a metal head, used to destroy fortress walls, gates, and towers.

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There were no battering ram tactics at the mosque where Islamic fundamentalists celebrated "A Towering Day in History" on September 11.
RAID Drugs squad officers used a battering ram like this to get into David's flat COMPLAINT David Mack
Social workers drafted in police, who were standing by with a battering ram, after accusing Rosalind of abducting her mum from a care home They then took Betty away with a blanket over her head before putting her into a waiting car.
Years ago teams used to favour a big, battering ram sort of centre forward and while there are still some around, the fashion nowadays is more for guys like Owen and Jermain Defoe at Tottenham.
But when they arrived they found the front door was already open and the 15-strong team of officers were able to put aside their battering ram and walk straight in.
You dread to think what Big Mo might use as a sex aid - a battering ram, perhaps, or an epileptic dwarf.
The officers battered down the door with a battering ram and then began searching the house.
A source at the Vetch said: "He's very effective at Division Three level and he could be just the kind of battering ram striker we need.
Will's wife, Meg, disengaged the lock, only to have the door "explode inward" as the police knocked it in with a battering ram, knocking her to the floor, nearly on top of their 5-year-old daughter.
The McLaren star escaped when the driver of the car taking him from the circuit used the vehicle as a battering ram.