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rodman

[rod-muh n] /ˈrɒd mən/
noun, plural rodmen.
1.
a person who works with rods, as in making reinforced concrete.
2.
a person who carries the leveling rod in surveying.
Origin of rodman
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; rod + -man
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  • He was furious with rage, and would have sprung at rodman had he not been restrained.

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  • Did they believe rodman Blake guilty of the act charged against him or did they not?

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  • Then turning to rodman he asked, “What have you to say for yourself?”

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  • Do you happen to know a young man from there named rodman Blake?

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  • With rodman's gun, the muzzle-loading smoothbore was at the apex of its development.

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