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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A modern-day battering ram is coming for the blazers.
Clockwise from left: Police set to go, battering ram used to smash door, before Albi sniffs out the drugs
Instead, the department announced, Chesapeake narcotics officers will be using a new and improved battering ram.
So Attila adopted the siege equipment of the Mediterranean world, including the battering ram.
SAME AGAIN PLEASE: Baggies' battering ram Ishmael Miller; REAL FLAN FAVOURITE: Albion's Paul Robinson
Two "queens" pulled a parking meter out of the ground, concrete and all, and used it as a battering ram to knock down the front door.
The narrative opens with a determined bearded man in a red cape shouting orders as a battering ram is moved into place.
Otherwise, a magnet is not a battering ram and does not need to be used to break or beat against anything.
To a large degree he created 'public opinion' and then used it as a battering ram to get to high office.
Approximately 15 minutes later, the arrest team, unaccompanied by the informant, used a battering ram to enter the apartment without a search or arrest warrant.
It is thought that the hijackers of flight 93 were trying to steer the aircraft towards the White House and according to the book passengers on the aircraft used a food cart as a battering ram to get into the cockpit in an attempt to thwart the hijackers.
Coaches, players, and officials must understand and adhere to the rules pertaining to the illegal and potentially catastrophic consequences of using the head as a battering ram.