infernal machine

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a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time

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La publication "Al-Chourouk" a rapporte les declarations du president du Conseil constitutionnel Mustapha ben Jfar, ayant fait remarquer que la violence et le terrorisme constituent le fleau de l'ere actuelle et la machine infernale qui contribue a la recrudescence de la haine et l'emergence d'entites hostiles et zones marginalisees.
L'historienne haitien Susy Castor nous rappelle que la machine infernale de la dictature duvalieriste, vaincue par la resistance populaire en 1986, avait recu l'appui total de puissances etrangeres, notamment des Etats Unis.
Si j'en isolais l'histoire d'un de ses heros, le peintre americain Frank Mosso, je pourrais appeler celle-ci La Machine infernale [.
It continued to capture the imagination of writers in the 20th century--particularly after Sigmund Freud chose the term Oedipus complex to designate a son's subconscious feeling of love toward his mother and jealousy and hate toward his father--as in Andre Gide's Oedipe and Jean Cocteau's La Machine infernale.
Well known among those of the first category were Antigone (1922; translated as 1962); Orphee (1926; translated as Orpheus, 1962); Oedipe - Roi (1928; translated as Oedipus Rex, 1962); La Machine infernale (1934; translated as The Infernal Machine, 1936), also on the Oedipal theme; Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (1937), drawn from Arthurian legend; and Bacchus (1951).