But, also, such pulse-pounding adventure is a battering ram against the central bulwark of a civilized society.
One with a pistol strapped to his hip swings a battering ram into a door.
Tonight, he was a battering ram whenever anyone tried to interrupt him.
The battering ram was simply a heavy timber with a metal head, swung by chains from a kind of wooden trestle.
Had I had anything to use as a battering ram, I would have begun on the door.
This is the battering ram, a fearful beast, I think he weighs a thousand tons at least.
"Going to try a battering ram," said Tom, rather scared at the sight.
The thing was one of the long, squared timbers we had noted outside; and it was being used as a battering ram.
Again and again she flung herself at it like a battering ram.
There was what they called the battering ram, which was a long and very heavy beam of wood, headed with iron or brass.