They were laughed at by the chemists, who held that, while it was just barely probable that a single cartridge, charged with the new smokeless powder, might spontaneously explode, it was beyond all probability and possibility for all the cartridges in a given area, so charged, spontaneously to explode.
And not alone could he thus explode powder at a distance, but he could ignite conflagrations.
he said, after meditating for a long time--and said with a deep sigh and an uneasy shifting of his attitude, as though he dismissed some other subject from his thoughts, and returned to that which had held possession of them all the day--the plot thickens; I have thrown the shell; it will explode
, I think, in eight-and-forty hours, and should scatter these good folks amazingly.
Bounderby swelling at his own portrait on the wall, as if he were going to explode
himself into it; and Mrs.
That, the plan of action was that they should lie by with patience; that, they should allow the Mounds to be gradually levelled and cleared away, while retaining to themselves their present opportunity of watching the process--which would be, he conceived, to put the trouble and cost of daily digging and delving upon somebody else, while they might nightly turn such complete disturbance of the dust to the account of their own private investigations--and that, when the Mounds were gone, and they had worked those chances for their own joint benefit solely, they should then, and not before, explode
on the minion and worm.
If you dare to come here again unless you're sent for, I'll keep watch-dogs in the yard that'll growl and bite--I'll have man-traps, cunningly altered and improved for catching women--I'll have spring guns, that shall explode
when you tread upon the wires, and blow you into little pieces.
Whatever is combustible flashes into flame at its touch, lead runs like water, it softens iron, cracks and melts glass, and when it falls upon water, incontinently that explodes
The recent emergence of remote email and Web access will explode
into a variety of high bandwidth data applications for the mobile employee, including streaming media and video conferencing.
But whenever galaxies collide, stars explode
, or chunks of matter plunge into massive black holes, they emit a torrent of X rays, which are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than the light you can see.
Iraqi forces had started arming artillery shells with electronic proximity fuses, allowing the shells to explode
before impact and making them far, far more lethal than conventional shells.
Her exciting Latin rhythms, soulful expression and powerful voice, combined with a youthful spirit, have Myra ready to explode
onto the pop scene.
Nevertheless, we note the company has that all important "First to Market" advantage, very little competition and participates in a market poised to explode
It didn't explode
as it was designed to,'' said Sgt.
With "a large enough [reduction in pressure], the bubbles explode
," says Maris.
Did you know: Trees explode
at 300 degrees, but a rock won't explode
until it's 500 degrees.