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  • noun Plural form of blow-up.

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Examples

  • I have seen blow-ups on muzzle loaders with double charges, or nitro based powder used in error, that blew out the barrel to look like a banana peel!

    An Expert Gunsmith on Over-Pressure Rounds and Exploding Handguns

  • I have seen blow-ups on muzzle loaders with double charges, or nitro based powder used in error, that blew out the barrel to look like a banana peel!

    An Expert Gunsmith on Over-Pressure Rounds and Exploding Handguns

  • "The Talk" (also known as the mom-centric "View") debuted Monday afternoon -- and opposed to the blow-ups on "The View" last week, the hour with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur seemed ... well, quite tame.

    A low-key 'Talk' premieres on CBS

  • This is one of the worse blow-ups I have seen on a handgun; it looks like both bullets blew-up!

    An Expert Gunsmith on Over-Pressure Rounds and Exploding Handguns

  • Some of the biggest housing market blow-ups came courtesy of second-rate lenders that sold the loans to other borrowers—with most of the riskiest stuff backed by the U.S. government.

    'Skin in the Game'

  • Experts who deal with blow-ups like this say News Corp.'s big mistake was not understanding—or ignoring—the dimensions of the problem from the outset.

    The Missteps in Managing News Corp.'s Hacking Crisis

  • The challenge now before the bank: Pare its legacy holdings of toxic debt and expand its business abroad, while avoiding market blow-ups that can happen in fast-growing, emerging economies.

    Citi Struggles to Return to Growth

  • Carefully selected frame blow-ups share page space with present-day views of actual locations to reveal the remarkable density and complexity of the film's making, as well as a timeline of New York.

    Fast Times With Harold Lloyd

  • Turning a couple of them towards him, he saw that they were blow-ups of lines from religious texts.

    The Priest

  • The absence of giant blow-ups between the United States and our main NATO allies ought to count as a real accomplishment of the Clinton years.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bush and Asia

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