The rods are more sensitive than the cones, but do not discern color.
A stirring rod: a glass rod, typically about 6 inches to 1 foot long and 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter that can be used to stir liquids in flasks or beakers
A stick used to measure distance, by using its established length or task-specific temporary marks along its length, or by dint of specific graduated marks
A unit of length. Equal to a pole, a perch, ¼ chain, 5½ yards, 16½ feet, or exactly 5.0292 meters
In one of the villages I saw the next summer a cow tethered by a rope six rods long.
A stick, pole, or bundle of switches or twigs (such as a birch), used for personal defense or to administer corporal punishment by whipping
An implement held vertically and viewed through an optical surveying instrument such as a transit, used to measure distance in land surveying and construction layout; an engineer's rod, surveyor's rod, leveling rod, ranging rod. The modern engineer's or surveyor's rod commonly is eight or ten feet long and often designed to extend higher. In former times a surveyor's rod often was a single wooden pole or composed of multiple sectioned and socketed pieces, and besides serving as a sighting target was used to measure distance on the ground horizontally, hence for convenience was of one rod or pole in length, that is, 5½ yards
An implement resembling and/or supplanting a rod (particularly a cane) that is used for corporal punishment, and metonymically called the rod, regardless of its actual shape and composition
A hot rod, an automobile or other passenger motor vehicle modified to run faster and often with exterior cosmetic alterations, especially one based originally on a pre-1940s model or (currently) denoting any older vehicle thus modified
A graduated staff used in determining the difference in elevation between two points The two most common types of rods are the Philadelphia Rod, graduated in feet and hundredths of a foot, and a California Rod, graduated in feet, inches, and eights of an inch
Record of decision, a written decision that identifies the selected method for long-term cleanup of contamination at a site
[top] A way of measuring distance when portaging a canoe Most people accept that a rod is 16 feet, or one canoe length
Surveyor's post, clearly and distinctively marked with metres, decimetres and centimetres, used with a level (e g dumpy level) to measure distances, and differences in elevation
A rod is essentially a stick with precise markings on it A variety of rods are available, which have specialized markings for various tasks Refer to a surveying text for more detail
A stick, switch or rather a bundle of switches or twigs, such as a birch, used for lashing someone, especially as a corporal punishment, often metonymically called the rod, even extended regardless of the actual implement
in full Rodney Cline Carew born Oct. 1, 1945, Gatún, Pan. Panamanian-born U.S. baseball player. Carew moved from Panama to New York City in 1962, where he learned sandlot ball. Playing for the Minnesota Twins (1967-78), he became one of the great hitters of the modern era and led the American League in batting seven times between 1969 and 1978. His highest average was .388, in 1977. He was traded in 1979 to the California (later Anaheim) Angels and retired in 1986 with a lifetime batting average of .328
born Aug. 9, 1938, Rockhampton, Queen., Austl. Australian tennis player. He joined Australia's Davis Cup team when he was 18 years old and remained on the squad until 1962. Nicknamed "Rocket," he became the second male player (after Don Budge) to win the grand slam (1962) and the first to repeat the feat (1969). He turned professional in 1963 and in 1971 became the first tennis player to surpass $1 million in career prize money
born Dec. 25, 1924, Syracuse, N.Y., U.S. died June 28, 1975, Rochester, N.Y. U.S. television writer and producer. He began his career in radio but soon shifted to television, becoming a freelance screenwriter in 1953. He wrote teleplays for series such as Kraft Television Theater, Studio One, and Playhouse 90, including Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956, Emmy Award). He created, narrated, and was the main writer of the famous supernatural series The Twilight Zone (1959-65) and narrated the similar series Night Gallery (1970-73). He also wrote screenplays, often based on his television scripts, such as Patterns (1956) and The Rack (1956). He was coauthor of The Planet of the Apes (1968)
rod used for dowsing, a technique of divination used to locate subterranean sources of water, metal, other mineral resources or even various other things through magic, or according to many believers a natural phenomenon
A style of hot rod or custom car that imitates or exaggerates the hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. It is distinct from the "traditional" hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era
(Mühendislik) A high-grade steel used in tools and dies that is made by fusing low-carbon steel with charcoal or cast iron. Formerly prepared in a graphite crucible, it is now produced in an electric furnace. Also called crucible steel and drill rod
a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
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