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  • Source Language Term

    Stachelstock zool.

    Correct?

    prod

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    Ein Elefantentreiber ist mit seinem Stachelstock jedoch in der Lage, den Elefant vollkommen zu beherrschen.
    Comment
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    Authorw13 Jul 09, 19:41
    Ergebnisse aus dem Wörterbuch
    goadder Stachelstock  pl.: die Stachelstöcke   - zum Viehtreiben
    prick   - stick with a spike   archaicder Stachelstock  pl.: die Stachelstöcke
    Ergebnisse aus dem Forum
    Comment
    #1AuthorDharanendra13 Jul 09, 20:52
    Context/ examples
    prod (prd)
    tr.v. prod·ded, prod·ding, prods
    1. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
    2. To goad to action; incite.
    n.
    1. A pointed object used to prod: a cattle prod.
    2. An incitement; a stimulus.
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    #2Authorw13 Jul 09, 21:46
    Comment
    I support 'ankus' in respect to directing elephants . . .
    #3AuthorDaddy . . . (533448) 13 Jul 09, 22:36
    Comment
    I (BE native speaker) haven't met ankus before this evening, and would have to guess at its meaning, even given the context. It would help me (and perhaps others) if you added "or elephant-goad" after ankus - unless it's just me not knowing the word.
    #4AuthorVillager (GB) (575909) 14 Jul 09, 00:11
     
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