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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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High-lead logging yanked the huge sticks" so roughly that they were virtual battering rams, knocking down everything before them.
New weapons and equipment - Complete your mission with all of the tools of the trade including new items like motion trackers, battering rams, and the deadly MTAR-21 micro assault rifle.
Officers had battering rams to raid the suspected brothel but a detective was invited in by residents who thought he was a punter.
Armed with bolt cutters and battering rams, officers targeted addresses in Stanley, Craghead and Bearpark.
Part of Waite's job is to protect her tiny canine partner from heavy suitcases and the baggage carts that weary passengers wield like battering rams to clear a path in crowded terminals.
Some of the 50-foot long tree trunks slid into the emerald blue cove where the wave action turned the logs into battering rams smashing the intertidal zone.
Shocked bystanders on the busy shopping street looked on as PSNI Tactical Support teams forced their way inside with battering rams.
Historically, police have tried to overpower the gangs with force in the form of raids like ``Operation Hammer'' that swept up some residents along with gang members in shows of might with military-style battering rams.
And in smash-and-grab raids officers armed with battering rams arrested four other suspects, all from Northern Ireland, in four houses in the greater Manchester area.
As the swollen streams converged in the Willamette River valley, evergreen trees were yanked out by their roots, bobbing and lunging downstream like huge battering rams.