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RAM raid

A method of burglarizing a retail store by driving a van or truck right through the front windows and grabbing everything close by. Why is this term in the encyclopedia? Well, it sounds suspiciously like "RAM-based RAID," which refers to a solid state or hard disk storage system that uses RAM as a high-speed buffer. See SSD, RAM and RAID.
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"But ram-raiding an ATM means, technically speaking, you haven't even broken into a property because ATMs are external protrusions, even though they might be embedded in the wall.
Black Sheep is a blood-drenched hoot, putting a ghoulish spin on "ram-raiding" as the weresheep gleefully tuck into squealing human prey.
In reducing the sentence Mr Justice Jackson said the offence, although disgraceful, could not be described as ram-raiding. Nelson was spotted by police as he wheeled the trolley of goods away.
The maker of Scotland's other national drink has been slammed for using a ram-raiding granny, unborn baby and countless saucy jokes to promote its product.
A Tyneside computer company is busy preparing the third instalment to its popular car-chasing and ram-raiding video game.
Jailing the pair, Judge John Beashel said: "Ram-raiding has been described as an afront to civilised society.
Ram-raiding was invented in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the Eighties as a quick and effective means of robbing shops.
A second Garda received a pounds 20,000 pay-out for another so-called ram-raiding incident involving a stolen car in Howth in 1993.
(And of course you'd think twice about ram-raiding Dixons' window on a horse).