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a prod to make animals move or move faster. Ranges from a pointed stick to an electric instrument. The electrically powered units may be battery-powered or operate off mains power, most suited to use in a fixed location such as an abattoir, or a portable model with a small generator which is operated by opening and clenching the hand. Invaluable when loading or encouraging downer animals to rise but are brutalizing and cruel if used unnecessarily.
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The group use dolly pegs made into prodders and create their work using clean Hessian and old rags.
After a lifetime spent on the peripheries of politics--as the daughter of an elected official, tired of being poked and prodded--I attempted to join the pokers and the prodders, but I simply don't have it in me.
The book describes women mentors as good listeners, essential role models, nurturers and prodders, teachers, and facilitators--all aspects of mentoring that have been identified by prior research.