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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rod  \Rod\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  rood.  See  {Rood}.] 
  1.  A  straight  and  slender  stick;  a  wand;  hence  any  slender 
  bar,  as  of  wood  or  metal  (applied  to  various  purposes). 
  a  An  instrument  of  punishment  or  correction; 
  figuratively,  chastisement. 
  He  that  spareth  his  rod  hateth  his  son.  --Prov. 
  xiii.  24. 
  b  A  kind  of  sceptor,  or  badge  of  office;  hence 
  figuratively,  power;  authority;  tyranny;  oppression. 
  ``The  rod,  and  bird  of  peace.''  --Shak. 
  c  A  support  for  a  fishing  line  a  fish  pole.  --Gay. 
  d  (Mach.  &  Structure)  A  member  used  in  tension,  as  for 
  sustaining  a  suspended  weight,  or  in  tension  and 
  compression,  as  for  transmitting  reciprocating  motion, 
  etc.;  a  connecting  bar. 
  e  An  instrument  for  measuring. 
  2.  A  measure  of  length  containing  sixteen  and  a  half  feet;  -- 
  called  also  {perch},  and  {pole}. 
  {Black  rod}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Rods  and  cones}  (Anat.),  the  elongated  cells  or  elements  of 
  the  sensory  layer  of  the  retina,  some  of  which  are 
  cylindrical,  others  somewhat  conical. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sprat  \Sprat\,  n.  [OE.  sprot,  sprotte,  D.  sprot;  akin  to  G. 
  sprotte.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  European  herring  ({Clupea  sprattus})  closely 
  allied  to  the  common  herring  and  the  pilchard;  --  called 
  also  {garvie}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  small  herring 
  of  different  kinds. 
  b  A  California  surf-fish  ({Rhacochilus  toxotes});  --  called 
  also  {alfione},  and  {perch}. 
  {Sprat  borer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  red-throated  diver;  --  so 
  called  from  its  fondness  for  sprats.  See  {Diver}. 
  {Sprat  loon}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  young  of  the  great  northern  diver.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  b  The  red-throated  diver.  See  {Diver}. 
  {Sprat  mew}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kittiwake  gull. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perch  \Perch\  (p[~e]rch),  n.  [Written  also  {pearch}.]  [OE. 
  perche,  F.  perche,  L.  perca,  fr  Gr  pe`rkh;  cf  perkno`s 
  dark-colored,  Skr.  p[.r][,c]ni  spotted,  speckled,  and  E. 
  freckle.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  Any  fresh-water  fish  of  the  genus  Perca  and  of  several 
  other  allied  genera  of  the  family  {Percid[ae]},  as  the 
  common  American  or  yellow  perch  ({Perca  flavescens,  or 
  Americana}),  and  the  European  perch  ({P.  fluviatilis}). 
  2.  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  spiny-finned  fishes 
  belonging  to  the  {Percid[ae]},  {Serranid[ae]},  and  related 
  families,  and  resembling,  more  or  less  the  true  perches. 
  {Black  perch}. 
  a  The  black  bass. 
  b  The  flasher. 
  c  The  sea  bass. 
  {Blue  perch},  the  cunner. 
  {Gray  perch},  the  fresh-water  drum. 
  {Red  perch},  the  rosefish. 
  {Red-bellied  perch},  the  long-eared  pondfish. 
  {Perch  pest},  a  small  crustacean,  parasitic  in  the  mouth  of 
  the  perch. 
  {Silver  perch},  the  yellowtail. 
  {Stone},  or  {Striped},  {perch},  the  pope. 
  {White  perch},  the  {Roccus,  or  Morone,  Americanus},  a  small 
  silvery  serranoid  market  fish  of  the  Atlantic  coast. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perch  \Perch\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Perched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Perching}.]  [F.  percher.  See  {Perch}  a  pole.] 
  To  alight  or  settle,  as  a  bird;  to  sit  or  roost. 
  Wrens  make  prey  where  eagles  dare  not  perch.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perch  \Perch\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  place  or  to  set  on  or  as  on  a  perch. 
  2.  To  occupy  as  a  perch.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perch  \Perch\,  n.  [F.  perche,  L.  pertica.] 
  1.  A  pole;  a  long  staff;  a  rod;  esp.,  a  pole  or  other  support 
  for  fowls  to  roost  on  or  to  rest  on  a  roost; 
  figuratively,  any  elevated  resting  place  or  seat. 
  As  chauntecleer  among  his  wives  all  Sat  on  his 
  perche,  that  was  in  his  hall.  --Chaucer. 
  Not  making  his  high  place  the  lawless  perch  Of 
  winged  ambitions.  --Tennyson. 
  a  A  measure  of  length  containing  five  and  a  half  yards; 
  a  rod,  or  pole. 
  b  In  land  or  square  measure:  A  square  rod;  the  160th 
  part  of  an  acre. 
  c  In  solid  measure:  A  mass  161/2  feet  long,  1  foot  in 
  height,  and  11/2  feet  in  breadth,  or  243/4  cubic  feet 
  (in  local  use  from  22  to  25  cubic  feet);  --  used  in 
  measuring  stonework. 
  3.  A  pole  connecting  the  fore  gear  and  hind  gear  of  a  spring 
  carriage;  a  reach. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  branch  or  rod  that  serves  as  a  resting  place 
  2:  (British)  a  linear  measure  of  16.5  feet  [syn:  {rod},  {pole}] 
  3:  a  square  rod  of  land  [syn:  {rod},  {pole}] 
  4:  an  elevated  place  serving  as  a  seat 
  5:  any  of  numerous  lean-fleshed  fishes  of  America  and  Europe 
  6:  spiny-finned  freshwater  food  and  game  fishes 
  7:  any  of  numerous  spiny-finned  fishes  of  various  families  of 
  the  order  Perciformes 
  v  1:  sit  as  on  a  branch;  "The  birds  perched  high  in  the  treee" 
  [syn:  {roost},  {rest}] 
  2:  to  come  to  rest,  settle:  "Misfortune  lighted  upon  him." 
  [syn:  {alight},  {light}] 
  3:  cause  to  perch  or  sit  "She  perched  her  hat  on  her  head" 

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