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  • Photographic evidence provided by a longtime Ringling trainer shows baby elephants who are tied down by all four legs, threatened with bullhooks sharp, metal-tipped devices that resemble fireplace pokers and shocked with electric prods to break their spirit and make them perform tricks.

    Bruce Friedrich: Ringling Bros. Circus: Friends in High Places

  • She was already plucking her crossbow from the ground, strapping the quiver of short metal-tipped arrows around her shoulders.

    Fire The Sky

  • WASHINGTON — Animal rights activists and Ringling Bros. argued in court Wednesday over the use of metal-tipped prods and chains to control elephants, offering their ...

    Ingrid Newkirk: The Saddest Show on Earth

  • It takes a lot to get circusgoers to see beyond the headdresses and glitter to that metal-tipped bullhook sinking into an elephant's soft flesh behind her ears and knees.

    Ingrid Newkirk: The Saddest Show on Earth

  • "Make sure you're wearing those metal-tipped stilettos of yours, " Claudia said.

    Hot For Him

  • Once the cupcakes are cool, fill a metal-tipped pastry bag with lemon curd recipe follows, or you may use store-bought and pipe into cupcakes.

    Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes | Baking Bites

  • “What is that?” asked Harvath as Jillian extended a rectangular piece of metal-tipped plastic from beneath one of the blades.


  • Akka, the glint of moving spears, flash of metal-tipped clubs, rattle of horny spurs, rumblings of battle-cries.

    The Moon Pool

  • The Romans didn't want to cooperate, but we knew all the ways to force men into the ring to fight -- the metal-tipped scourge, the hot irons.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • His gro ma was plunged in the ground, a long metal-tipped stave with four plumb bobs hung from two metal cased wooden bars; it was used for measuring out straight lines and squares.

    A Body In The Bath House


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