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a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings

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and saw six police officers smashing their way into her bungalow with battering rams.
Neighbours living in the block and nearby said they saw police with battering rams and crowbars.
About 20 officers with battering rams clambered aboard the Arctic Sunrise at about 5.
POLICE armed with battering rams stormed a Greenpeace ship yesterday when it blockaded Faslane nuclear base.
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 this very well-illustrated technical history ranging from ancient Egypt to medieval Europe, weapons expert Nossov describes how those on the inside and outside developed techniques of siege warfare, starting with simple battering rams and ladders, to methods of protection for soldiers attempting to use said battering rams and ladders against a castle armed with large burley men armed with boulders and boiling oil, to the truly fascinating weapons of mass destruction, including the trebuchet, a throwing machine with a counterweight system, the giant crossbow, burrowing machines, early cannon, and even a variety of multi-barreled gun.
As long as such people held high positions in the Republican Party, Democrats could use them as rhetorical battering rams.
Five detectives, backed up by uniformed officers with battering rams, arrived just after midnight.
It is disgusting that babies are being used as battering rams in the break-up of a relationship.
Played on a basketball court, where the tricked-out wheelchairs become both gracefully fluid chariots and blunt battering rams, quad rugby is a terrific spectator sport.
They broke into two groups, each team handling Phillips and Benton like battering rams, dropping them face first into piles of flowers.
Magnets, if you take care of them and don't use them as battering rams or to break cast or anything like that--which, unfortunately, some people do--about the only thing you'll have to do is periodically fix the electrical connectors, Davis says.
in our March 10th issue), "America's white collar work force is facing the same twin battering rams of imported cheap labor and exported production that have ravaged our country's blue collar work force for years.