booby trap


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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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Dubbed an overnight success, Booby Trap starts the evenings out with a dive bar atmosphere and by midnight morphs into a raging dance club with DJs spinning a mix of indie, disco, electro, post-punk and house.
The spokesman added: "The booby trap is something that has been alleged and it is something we are looking at," he said.
Around two warehouses containing 50 marijuana plants, Thomas Young, 42, of Palmdale had set up three booby traps that would fire a shotgun shell or rifle bullet at whoever tripped a wire trigger.
Derek McCulloch, 23, the court was told, almost lost his left hand when he tripped the booby trap at a shed and was blasted by the device at almost point-blank range.
The booby traps had nails from end to end and width to width,'' said Deputy Chris Keeling, describing the boards of 4-by-8-foot plywood.
Although deputies tripped the booby trap, no one was hurt during the search.
A sheriff's narcotics detective described Monday how investigators inadvertently tripped a booby trap inside a methamphetamine operation discovered in a Newbury Park back yard.
Deputies, FBI agents, firefighters and members of the state Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement's Methamphetamine Lab Team raided a backyard shed and found a booby trap designed to kill anyone entering and destroy the contents of the lab.
Brad Raville was arrested late Thursday on suspicion of operating a methamphetamine lab, maintaining an explosive and potentially lethal booby trap to protect the makeshift drug lab and attempting to kill a police officer.
Civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman said Saturday that Los Angeles police lied by saying that they were concerned about a booby trap to justify their decision to let a robbery suspect bleed to death in North Hollywood on Feb.
Red Cross officials said it appeared that an animal, probably a cat, had tripped a booby trap or land mine planted by the guerrillas after they stormed a diplomatic cocktail party at the residence on Dec.
So far, an 81mm mortar round rigged as an improvised explosive device and two grenades rigged as booby traps were recovered during the clearing operations.
Summary: The potentially deadly booby traps were made of sharpened sticks, rope and a 9kg rock.
Malice Aforethought, A History of Booby Traps from World War One to Vietnam.
Malice aforethought: A history of booby traps from World War One to Vietnam, Greenhill Books, London and Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, 2004, ISBN 1-85367-613-6, hard cover with dust jacket, 270 pp, 60-plus b & w photos and drawings, 16 x 24 cm, UK 18.