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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Lofthouse will forever be revered at Bolton, where he spent his entire career, and was the template for the modern game's battering-ram centre forward.
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