Staff - Rods


  • Staff of office, a stick which indicates a position
  • Staff (railway signalling), a token authorizing a locomotive driver to use a particular stretch of single track
  • Level staff, also called levelling rod, a graduated rod for comparing heights
  • Fire staff, a staff of wood or metal and Kevlar, used for fire dancing and performance
  • The weapon used in stick fighting
    • Quarterstaff, a long pole used as a medieval weapon
    • Bō, a long stick used as a weapon, usually in Japanese martial arts
    • Gun (staff), a weapon in Chinese martial arts
  • Walking stick, a device to facilitate balancing while walking
  • Sceptre or scepter, a symbolic ornamental rod borne in the hand by a ruling monarch
  • Wand, a thin, straight, hand-held ceremonial stick
  • Shepherd's crook
  • A divining rod used in rhabdomancy

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Famous quotes containing the word rods:

    At length, having come up fifty rods off, he uttered one of those prolonged howls, as if calling on the god of loons to aid him, and immediately there came a wind from the east and rippled the surface, and filled the whole air with misty rain, and I was impressed as if it were the prayer of the loon answered, and his god was angry with me; and so I left him disappearing far away on the tumultuous surface.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The Fitchburg Railroad touches the pond about a hundred rods south of where I dwell. I usually go to the village along its causeway, and am, as it were, related to society by this link. The men on the freight trains, who go over the whole length of the road, bow to me as to an old acquaintance, they pass me so often, and apparently they take me for an employee; and so I am. I too would fain be a track-repairer somewhere in the orbit of the earth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)