• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rod-machine in wood-working, a machine for cutting cylindrical sticks such as broom-handles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ród; Dut. roede, Ger. ruthe; L. rudis.


In literature:

Chapman held the broken rod in one hand, managed his machine with the other, and succeeded in landing on a near-by aviation field.
"Flying for France" by James R. McConnell
This mode of making an iron rod or bar into a powerful magnet is adopted in every dynamo-electric machine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
The crank and connecting rod are employed in some machines.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
His next engine had horizontal connecting rods, and was the type of the present perfect machine.
"Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects" by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
A bolt or machine screw was threaded through the nut, so that its inner end pressed against the sighting rod.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
The 'rod' of one of the machines submitted to the examination weighs 350 lbs.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425" by Various
On and on swept the flying machine, the boys watching every rod of the winding road below.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
He used a machine something like a large fishing-rod.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Chester Arlington, a lad who, despite his father's wealth, had been dismissed from school, stopped his machine ten rods farther on.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Seeing an iron rod handy, he used it as another kind of lever, and with a click the jaws of the machine opened, and the Confederate was free.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

Then - when needles move more slowly on the cloth
And sweaty fingers slacken
And hair falls in damp wisps over the eyes - Sped by some power within,
Sadie quivers like a rod…
A thin black piston flying,
One with her machine.
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Last week, Rod and I asked you what you would do if an ATM machine was spilling out cash.
Emily Zoladz The old factory that once produced woodworking machines for Oliver Machinery Co. Now, Oliver Rods, an offshoot of the original company, makes parts for racing engines.
Givens Machine Shop co-owner Robert Givens buffs his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro in front of the West Side business in anticipation of this weekend's Rod Run & Doo Wop.
Seeking to improve production time on custom-built connecting rods for racecar engines, this shop invested in a light-duty VMC with an eye toward implementing high speed machining.
The spacers were machined to length to place the tie rods parallel with the control arms at ride height, minimizing bumpsteer.
The collets sit on the table and hold the workpiece, which makes it possible to machine rods and other round workpieces, enabling a five-axis CNC machine to do lathe work.
The new 1100 x 650 Terex Pegson XA400 tracked crushing plant features the "M" Series single toggle jaw with a hydraulic adjust system that lets you quickly change the machine setting with no drawback rod adjustment.
Some craftsmen still use the Stanley No 77 dowel and rod turning machine, pictured here with three extra cutter heads.
Prior to the development of the Stanley benchtop dowel and rod turning machine, craftsmen cut wood to the approximate size needed.
A specially modified Amlok hydraulic rod lock product from Advanced Machine & Engineering protects the stability on a movable pool floor made by Aquatic Development Group at Ithaca College.
One of the cool things about hot-rodding is the wide range of street machines it includes.

In science:

An interesting variation on the Machin problem is to rotate a rod which is tilted relative to its rotation axis.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Pins that go through the rod-end ball joints were used to connect the clamps to the slitted blocks affixed to the base of the tensile machine (bottom clamp) and to the end of the piston (top clamp, Figure 4).
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics