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ramrod

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
ramrodram‧rod /ˈræmrɒd $ -rɑːd/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 straight/stiff as a ramrod2 PMWa stick for cleaning a gun or pushing gunpowder into an old-fashioned gun
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ramrodSaid he was as stiff as a ramrod and would get nowhere, but he's pretty hard on people anyway.Straight as a ramrod, Herbie marched to the bar.Connerly became the ramrod on anti-affirmative action legislation.He slid the ramrod out, jammed it down the long barrel, then pulled it free.It was her father she looked for, and there he was, ramrod straight, a head above the rest.They were scared men, even Schiller was ramrod straight in his seat.
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