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a source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

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an explosive mine hidden underground

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

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Outlining a statement of background facts, Duncan Atkinson, prosecuting, said the discs contained US Army field manuals, chapters on explosives, boobytraps, weapons and grenades.
In March 1996, the Sunday Mercury revealed how Paladin Press was selling terrorism manuals, with titles including Terrorism Explosive Sourcebook, Boobytraps and How to Make a Silencer.
The bomb factory six bags of explosives, 64 pressure plates used to trigger boobytraps and 14 controllers for remote detonations.
The game is set amidst the backdrop of a fictional, crazed idea of a TV show that pits the driving skills of contestants against each other and the threat of boobytraps, explosions and total wreckage that can either be instigated from you, your opponents or by the show's director.
Artillery, tanks and warplanes pounded the district's northern edge, softening the defences and attempting to set off any bombs and boobytraps before troops moved in.
One source told the Daily Mirror fertiliser boobytraps are generally rendered less powerful or even useless after three or more days.
Pte Manny Lynch, 19, below, part of a Black Watch convoy braced for roadside boobytraps and suicide bombs, said: "I'm angry and nervous.
SICK pranksters are setting up Aids boobytraps in public places, The People can reveal.
He was also hailed a hero for defusing eight boobytraps in one day while in Afghanistan.
Members of the Parachute Regiment and Gurkhas watched as the painstakingly slow operation got under way along roads and tunnels, feared to be peppered with mines and boobytraps left by the Serb forces.
In any case, Fritzl had warned his prisoners they would be gassed or electrocuted by boobytraps if they ever tried to get out.
Part one of this three-show series concentrates on the IRA, whose deadly arsenal evolved over 30 years of the Troubles from nail bombs and crude car bombs to "barrack buster" mortars and mercury-activated undercar boobytraps.