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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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with federal and local officers using battering rams and flash-bang grenades in executing some of the 43 search and arrest warrants in Los Angeles, Valencia, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Rosamond and Bakersfield.
Women are slapped around, used as battering rams, backed into corners like trapped rats, paraded like sleepwalking dummies, and dropped from embraces like pieces of garbage into a sewer.
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.
Police with battering rams stormed three houses in the 21-year-old's home town of Bradford.
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.
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.
Reinforced cars used as battering rams and AK47 assault rifles are the tools of the IRA.