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caltrops,

n Latin name:
Tribulus terrestris; parts used: fruit, root; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies vata and pitta (sweet, heavy, oily), antiurolithic, nephroprotective, antimicrobial, cardiac stimulant, sexual function, aperient, astringent, antiinflammatory, emmenagogue, stomachic, tonic, diuretic, alterative, hepatitis, rheumatism, skin disorders; precautions: none known. Also called
gokhru or
gokshura.
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Caltrops.

caltrops

see tribulusterrestris.
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The Jacobs, LAN, and Caltrop team will oversee the construction of bridges, drainage systems, retaining walls, sound walls, pavement rehabilitation, and freeway lane construction in one of the fastest growing areas of California.
Another driver, who had her tire punctured while out running errands, said the caltrops are the same color as the pavement and hard to spot.
Items available for requisition included (clockwise from top left) a Silenced Barrel to fit an M3 "grease gun" submachine gun and render it inaudible; the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, with its adaptable scabbard that allowed it to be strapped onto almost any part of the body, at any angle; Tire-Puncturing Spikes, basic caltrops that could temporarily disable an enemy vehicle ("very effective when scattered in the gravel, dirt, or ruts of roads and airplane runways"); and the deadly sounding Smatchet, "a heavy, well-balanced close combat weapon combining the features of the machete and bolo.
He used intelligence operations to ensure the local population was informed that his forces were armed and ready with nonlethal grenade launchers and shotguns that fired pepper sprays, stinger grenades, flash bangs, and sticky foam, as well as caltrops to supplement various barriers at night.
There was talk of kidnapping the wives and children of the aristocracy and using them as hostages, the manufacture of shells, hand grenades and caltrops, a spiked metal ball thrown on the ground to impede the cavalry horses.
Countermateriel systems include spike strips, caltrops (heavy-gauge steel-puncturing spikes), the Vehicle Lightweight Arresting Device, and Portable Vehicle Arresting Barriers and Running Gear Entanglers, designed to stop moving vessels.
Botanical name English name Hindi name 01 Syzigium cumini Jamun Jamun 02 Trigonella foenum- Fenugreek Methi graecum 03 Azadirachta indica Neem Neem 04 Emblica officinalis Indian gooseberry Aonla 05 Cassia auriculata Cassia Tarwar 06 Gymnema sylvestre Gymnema Gurmar 07 Tribulus terristris Caltrops Gokharu 08 Andrographis paniculata Andrographis Kalmegh 09 Pterocarpus marsupium Pilfar Vijaysar 10 Momordica charantia Bittergourd Karela S.
Nor have there been any notable finds of weapons such as swords, spears or caltrops.
a minefield of sharp granite caltrops waiting to crack shins, elbows and skulls.
Germany's Biodroga salon brand has introduced a slimming gel called Festigendes Creme Gel, which promises to tighten slack abs, firm and tone the skin thanks to a complex of blueberry, lemon peel and small caltrops.
The most widely used non-lethal weapons are chemical agents, such as tear gas and pepper spray; blunt impact munitions, including rubber bullets and bean bag rounds; diversionary devices, among which are flash/bang grenades and electric shock, and anti-vehicle systems, embracing caltrops and spike strips to deflate tires.