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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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Manchester United proded forward in pursuit of the equalizer and had a late penalty appeal denied when Michael Owen was brought down by Clichy, just inside the box.
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Rhodes, who netted 23 times last season, proded wide when well set, before Garner's volley thumped the bar with 25 minutes to go.