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  • That particular kind of mine is called a Bouncing Betty, which is designed to pop up into the air, then detonate at head height in order to kill more people.

    Gideon’s war

  • Bouncing from a once-deep-blue state to another, Obama then heads to California, where he will raise money in San Francisco for the Democratic National Committee and in Los Angeles for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, now in a virtual tie with former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina.

    Obama stumps in Oregon, kicking off 4-day swing through blue states

  • As he says himself, "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best".

    "I want to touch you again."

  • (which started with Jumping off the Planet and continued in Bouncing off the Moon).

    REVIEW: Leaping to the Stars by David Gerrold

  • And you've also got an even nastier variety, which in the U.S. is called a Bouncing Betty which, when the mine is tripped, it jumps up to chest height and throws fragments in all directions.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2001

  • About the sixth man in front of me stepped on a German “S” mine, called a Bouncing Betty.

    The Story of World War II

  • By the time the clock had struck the hours twice more Georgina felt that she knew intimately a mischievous girl whom her family called Bouncing

    Georgina of the Rainbows

  • Bouncing off the sides of the table and passing close to other colours ratchet up your score multiplier, while creating geometric shapes with your increasingly complex puck clusters adds to your combo, giving rise to some truly absurd scores once you've got the hang of it.

    This week's new games

  • I had a great time learning about Saponarias ( 'Bouncing Betty') and their common names ...

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

  • The women made plans for their next co-planting conspiracy ... involving (among others) Geranium Bill Wallace, Bouncing Betty, and newbie gardener me ...

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

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