caltrop


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Synonyms for caltrop

tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets

Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales

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The Jacobs, LAN, and Caltrop team will oversee the construction of bridges, drainage systems, retaining walls, sound walls, pavement rehabilitation, and freeway lane construction in one of the fastest growing areas of California.
There was talk of kidnapping the wives and children of the aristocracy and using them as hostages, the manufacture of shells, hand grenades and caltrops, a spiked metal ball thrown on the ground to impede the cavalry horses.
Countermateriel systems include spike strips, caltrops (heavy-gauge steel-puncturing spikes), the Vehicle Lightweight Arresting Device, and Portable Vehicle Arresting Barriers and Running Gear Entanglers, designed to stop moving vessels.
Botanical name English name Hindi name 01 Syzigium cumini Jamun Jamun 02 Trigonella foenum- Fenugreek Methi graecum 03 Azadirachta indica Neem Neem 04 Emblica officinalis Indian gooseberry Aonla 05 Cassia auriculata Cassia Tarwar 06 Gymnema sylvestre Gymnema Gurmar 07 Tribulus terristris Caltrops Gokharu 08 Andrographis paniculata Andrographis Kalmegh 09 Pterocarpus marsupium Pilfar Vijaysar 10 Momordica charantia Bittergourd Karela S.
a minefield of sharp granite caltrops waiting to crack shins, elbows and skulls.
Germany's Biodroga salon brand has introduced a slimming gel called Festigendes Creme Gel, which promises to tighten slack abs, firm and tone the skin thanks to a complex of blueberry, lemon peel and small caltrops.
The most widely used non-lethal weapons are chemical agents, such as tear gas and pepper spray; blunt impact munitions, including rubber bullets and bean bag rounds; diversionary devices, among which are flash/bang grenades and electric shock, and anti-vehicle systems, embracing caltrops and spike strips to deflate tires.
I once had the painful misfortune to slip and fall on one of these botanical caltrops.
Don't confuse rough, thin-skinned water chestnut corms with water caltrops (Trapa bicornis, ling gok in Chinese); the two are not related but both may be labeled water chestnuts.
Runways and roads are put out of action by dispersing four-spiked caltrops over them, which are cemented in place using hardening adhesives, Chemical embrittlement agents, which attack metallic components by weakening them and causing structural fracture, are applied to weapons and military installations.
Caltrops can also be used as an additional measure, ensuring that the vehicles are rendered immobile.