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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Prozac, sitcoms, MP3 players, YouTube videos--they are all completely interchangeable devices by which the infernal machine exerts its insidious control.
Worcester, charged with possession of fireworks, amended from possession of an infernal machine, continued without a finding for 6 months, ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and to pay $50 victim witness fee; throwing, placing, or exploding explosives, vandalizing property, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and malicious explosion, dismissed.
Other notable memories include a small part in Hamlet, starring Wendy Craig as Ophelia and playing Frank Bough's mother in Cocteau's Infernal Machine.
IN 2006, KEN JACOBS took a one-minute film produced in 1903 by Thomas Edison and made of it an infernal machine.
The first, Matthew Carr's The Infernal Machine, is the American edition of Unknown Soldiers: How Terrorism Transformed the Modern World, published last year in Great Britain.
Instead of the joys of pedal power, what really lures people to the infernal machine in their droves is the simple childish thrill of dressing up.
A small room offered eye-gougers, pliers for tearing off ears, a necklace of nails, an infernal machine for sawing people, racks for stretching those who dissented or even questioned, a spiked mace, an iron collar for garroting and other devices to make what Mel Gibson did to Christ seem like massage therapy.
The rapidly whirling plastic string of this infernal machine is used to trim away grass that grows up against tree trunks.
Top developers Lucasarts have dropped plans to release a PlayStation version of Indiana Jones And The Infernal Machine.
Here, Shapiro reflects at large on the part Nietzsche has played in his academic career, only to observe that 'the Nietzsche industry is an infernal machine, as Nietzsche said of his sister and mother; it is merciless in its demand for new papers, new talks' (p.
The sea was banging like an infernal machine, but my generator was serene, content, composed, useless," Ravenshead complains, over the relentlessly marching beat of timpani and a wailing synthesized bagpipe.
The two are inextricably entwined, which is why this book, this exploration of "the lugubrious tick-tock of the infernal machine that Lautreamont left on the mind's doorstep," is so important.
Box-making techniques, as well as nailing requirements, changed and improved as a result of this one-of-a-kind infernal machine.
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).