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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"Otherwise, a magnet is not a battering ram and does not need to be used to break or beat against anything." He adds, "In some instances over a lot of tons, you may have to build up or replace wear surfaces."
The FBI managed the news, positioning itself - battering rams, Nancy Sinatra music, and all - as moderate and rational, and the Davidians as extremist and irrational.
Manning accuses timbercompany officials of lying about their practices and seems dismayed that a Plum Creek executive for the Rockies issued statements that were "Reaganesque and blunt, battering rams with the bark still on them." Since when is being blunt so bad in matters of great import?
Armed with bolt cutters and battering rams, officers targeted addresses in Stanley, Craghead and Bearpark.
The men and women were arrested just after dawn as more than 80 officers - some armed with battering rams and others with trained sniffer dogs - landed on homes on the Charford estate in Bromsgrove.
(In pulp-fiction movies in some Asian countries, for instance, an extraordinary amount of violence is tolerated.) 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.
A far greater horror, though, is the plight of babies and toddlers being used as battering rams by their buggy-using adults.