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  • Unexploded bomb; see unexploded ordnance


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  • Two anecdotes I remember were the 'self aid' tale and the 'UXB' tale.

    Army Rumour Service

  • In fact, the essential concept of Hurt Locker is not much different from a series called Danger: UXB that ran on Masterpiece Theater some 30 years ago.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • There isn't a lot of contemporary frisson to watching Danger UXB 35 years after WWII.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • PS: Even the much-anticipated episode of Grey's Anatomy was a let-down; they did that UXB bit in an early M*A*S*H episode.

    February 2006

  • Nancyjane Goldston, founder and CEO of the UXB, an advertising and branding agency in Los Angeles, told me recently that she sees too many job applicants who arrive in overexposing clothes.

    The 'Sex' Effect: Empowering

  • "I'm always worried that I'll look too feminine," says NancyJane Goldston, chief executive of the UXB advertising agency in Los Angeles, who often wears colorful dresses.

    General Counsel: Fashion Fuels a Friendship

  • Rob has introduced me to an older British series called Danger UXB about a WWII bomb disposal squad.

    Danger UXB

  • I do believe that some such orders would/could have been justified; consider, for example, ordering a UXB unexploded ordnance specialist in to attempt to disarm a stack of WWII-era bombs discovered next to a school.

    Scrivener's Error

  • But there was a suspected UXB unexploded bomb in the station forecourt, close to the cross itself, now swathed in sandbags.

    Bottled Spider

  • Three little girls were attempting to inline skate on one of the concrete paths, but its condition was as bad as the tarmac's, so they'd get about two and a half yards of even ground to glide on before they had to clomp over or around a spot where the concrete looked as if the bomb squad might want to come to have a look for a UXB.

    A Traitor to Memory


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