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a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm

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a harshly demanding overseer

a rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm

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In fact, right before we left on this tour our drummer Ramrod and I were skating.
The collapsible ramrod carries an industry standard 10/32" fitting on the end so that you can use almost all of the loading, clearing and cleaning tips that are available.
Under the current standard, it's possible to establish a "personal area network" (PN) linking one Bluetooth-enabled device to seven others, with one acting as the ramrod and the others as "slaves" or satellite devices.
Klimentova, encased in a sleek skin-tight unitard, has a truly pliant body--one moment ramrod straight, the next contorting into unearthly shapes.
Everything about him shouted rectitude, from his ramrod posture to the piercing blue eyes of his magnificent face.
Remember Wily Coyote in the cartoons falling from huge heights, landing ramrod straight with that reverberating sound effect?
His partner, the engineering ramrod for the Eniac project, John Presper Eckert, once explained that Mauchly's "goal was to forecast the weather, and it was only incidental that he found out there was just no computing machine that existed that would handle all this voluminous stuff.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the leading provider of real estate-related financial and information services, announced today that its primary subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, has purchased Monroe Title Company in Ramrod Key, Florida.
They are hiding something and want to ramrod this through.
The hoary-headed man with ramrod posture would mutter a couple of sentences which were then translated from German into English, bow his head for a moment, and then bolt upright and spew a few more.
Menning first became a serious investor in the mining sector in 1994 when he purchased his first common shares of Consolidated Ramrod Gold.
Cable Pulling equipment, the Powered Duet Rod Pusher, the Sidewinder Pull & Assist Winch, and the Ramrod Trailer-Mounted Duct Rod Pusher.
Army spokeswoman, Lieutenant Colonel Tamara Parker, said the charges involve three separate events alleged to have happened between January and May near Forward Operating Base Ramrod in Afghanistan.
Ever wonder what's happening where the typical muzzleloading ramrod tip meets the bullet or ball as you seat the load?