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Old 22-11-2015, 09:51 PM   #5
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A battering ram is a siege engine originating in ancient times and designed to break open the masonry walls of fortifications or splinter their wooden gates..The introduction in the later Middle Ages of siege cannons, which harnessed the explosive power of gunpowder to propel weighty stone or iron balls against fortified obstacles, spelled the end of battering rams and other traditional siege weapons..Much smaller, hand-held versions of battering rams are still used today, however, by law enforcement officers and military personnel to bash open locked doors..Vitruvius details in his text On Architecture that Ceras the Carthaginian was the first to make a ram with a wooden base with wheels and a wooden superstructure...

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The first confirmed employment of rams in the Occident happened from 503 to 502 BC when Opiter Verginius became consul of the Romans during the fight against Aurunci people..Second appeared in 427 BC, when the Spartans besieged Plataea..Some battering rams were not slung from ropes or chains, but were instead supported by rollers..Such a ram, as used by Alexander the Great, is described by the writer Vitruvius..There is a popular myth in Gloucester that the famous children's rhyme, Humpty Dumpty, is about a battering ram used in the siege of Gloucester in 1643, during the English Civil War..Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia describes a battering ram used in mining, where hard rock needed to be broken down to release the ore..Such devices were used during coal mining..The dish originated at chip shops in Scotland as a novelty item, but was never mainstream..1,200 calorie snack is so fattening it reduces the supply of blood to the brain...Difference seen within 90 minutes in men - but no big difference in women..Alternatives to the battering ram included the drill, the sapper's mouse, the pick, the siege hook, and the hunting ram... has become of him?.You seem to be now the very thing you set out to destroy.. Giving evil for Evil.. hatred is turning you to Stone..cut the legs off me..I can't receive him with half a body!..

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