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15th Oct '17 2:40:53 PM nombretomado
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* A smaller version that can be operated by one person, referred to by BritishCoppers everywhere as "the big red key", has shown up in ''Series/TheBill'' a few times, and probably a few other cop shows as well.

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* A smaller version that can be operated by one person, referred to by BritishCoppers UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers everywhere as "the big red key", has shown up in ''Series/TheBill'' a few times, and probably a few other cop shows as well.
12th Oct '17 1:44:34 PM ANTMuddle
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A common element in [[SiegeEngines sieges]] is the use of a large blunt object to batter down the fortification's gate. The type of object varies depending on the attacker, from tree trunks barely cleared of branches to metal-capped beams carried and swung on a wheeled carriage. Some can even be fully covered by a protective shield to ward off arrows and oil.

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A common element in [[SiegeEngines sieges]] is the use of a large blunt object to batter down the fortification's gate. The type of object varies depending on the attacker, from tree trunks barely cleared of branches to metal-capped beams carried and swung on a wheeled carriage. Some can even be fully covered by a protective shield to ward off arrows and oil.
oil. Just watch out if the [[DoorJudo gate opens just as you're about to hit]].
28th Aug '17 6:27:39 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:'' In "Red Riding Hoodwinked," the unnamed cat that accompanies Sylvester uses a log this way to bust down one of the doors to Grandma's House. But then he greets Sylvester's response: a boulder slingshot.
** In "Mouse Divided," Sylvester uses DoorJudo to foil a mob of cats using a larger log for such an assault.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:'' In "Red Riding Hoodwinked," the unnamed cat that accompanies Sylvester uses a log this way to bust down one of the doors back door to Grandma's House. House. But then he greets Sylvester's response: a boulder slingshot.
slingshot from the front door.
** In "Mouse Divided," Sylvester uses DoorJudo to foil this is how a mob horde of cats using a larger log for such an assault.attempts to access Sylvester's house. He answers with DoorJudo.
29th Jun '17 1:46:21 PM Vox
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-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: What are you doing you useless ''scum?''

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-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: Gothmog]]''': What are you doing you useless ''scum?''
29th Jun '17 1:44:19 PM Vox
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** Likewise, the orc army in ''Return of the King'' (see Literature, below). Their standard battering ram has absolutely no effect on Minas Tirith's gate, so they bring up Grond.

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** Likewise, the orc army in ''Return of the King'' (see Literature, below). Their standard battering ram has absolutely no effect on Minas Tirith's gate, so they bring up Grond.Grond...
-->'''[[FourStarBadass Gothmog''']]: What are you doing you useless ''scum?''
-->'''[[MookLieutenant Murgash]]''': The door won't give! It's too strong!
-->'''Gothmog''': Get back there, and ''smash it down!''
-->'''Murgash''': But nothing can breach it!
-->'''Gothmog''': ...Grond will breach it. ''[[SlasherSmile Bring up the wolf's head!]]''
12th Jun '17 4:42:05 AM JackG
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* ''Film/BenHur'' (2016). There's a HopeSpot when the Roman galley appears to have escaped danger, only for a Greek warship to come baring down on them and ram straight through their hull, causing their own galley to break up and sink. In a further horror, there's a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Roman prisoner strapped to the front of the ram]].
22nd May '17 10:07:15 AM Geoduck
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* ''Film/{{Dragnet}}'' features an LAPD vehicle which is a cross between a battering ram and a tank.
12th Mar '17 1:57:20 AM Doug86
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* As quoted above, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', the army attacking Minas Tirith uses a battering ram called Grond against its gates.

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* As quoted above, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the army attacking Minas Tirith uses a battering ram called Grond against its gates.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.
3rd Mar '17 12:49:21 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series of novels, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is fond of using "battering ram" as an UnusualEuphemism for his... you know what.

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* In the ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series of novels, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar is fond of using "battering ram" as an UnusualEuphemism for his... you know what.
31st Jan '17 4:48:15 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' has the Caestus Assault Ram, a spacecraft intended to get close to enemy flagships, fire a magnamelta shot at it, then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2v3KQcjX5M#t=31s ram through the now-softened armor]] to deliver a squad of SpaceMarines inside. Later someone figured that what can ram a MileLongStarship without damage to itself or passengers will probably work well against ground targets as well.
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