battering ram


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a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings

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Now Rosie the battering ram has been attacked by robbin' hoods.
As far as I am aware, Mr Keys has never played football and Andy Gray was just a battering ram of a centre forward; so just how they can give in-depth tactical analysis of games, I don't know.
I wouldn't describe him as a battering ram, but he's an old-fashioned target man.
Warley pulled over and the police car stopped behind but he then used his car as a battering ram to smash into the patrol car as PC Amphlett approached his vehicle.
The water is irritated & choppy The storm is drawing in The wind whistles its icy warning The eerie sound of an ominous hymn The harbour wall, moss and all Braces itself for the angry squall The waves foaming at the sides like a rabid dog Creating a sense of fear in the fog Boats being pushed this way and that Their whole existence coming under attack I imagine the sea life below the surface Frantically swimming, painfully nervous The tide rises in an unruly revolt A sea serpent delivering an unyielding assault Buoys being blitzed as they cling & they cower From the destructive force of nature's power A battering ram of H2O The sense of fury continues to grow Its anger and aggression increases alarm Then with a sudden swiftness: calm
A neighbour said: "I can't believe they brought a battering ram.
SOCIAL workers and police armed with a battering ram mounted an ''invasion'' to take an 86-year-old woman in a wheelchair away from her family, her daughter said.
If they're not being beaten around the head, they're being whipped, strangled, poked in the eye or picked up and used as a battering ram.
With a building site neighbouring the Lloyds TSB branch in Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, the thieves hit upon the idea of an excavator as a combined battering ram and scoop to lift a cashpoint machine out of the wall.
Malcolm Forbes, Barry Diller, David Geffen, Liz Smith, Pete Williams, Jodie Foster--none was spared Signorile's upper-case invective as he transformed himself into a one-man battering ram determined to smash down the anachronistic relic known as the closet.
I don't mind being a battering ram, not at all, I am pleased for him.
Paul Cochrane's flat was locked, so police took his door off its hinges with a battering ram.
As far as I am aware, Mr Keys has never played football at a high level and Andy Gray was just a battering ram of a centre forward; so just how they can give in-depth tactical analysis of games I don't know.