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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Brennschluss


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  • German word for the point at which a rocket or ballistic missile runs out of fuel. Used as a motif if Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, the title of which describes the arc of a missile after brenschluss, when its path is determined by gravity.

    February 26, 2008