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- n. device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
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"So … let me see now … what it amounts to is that you both believe that Charles Neville Steyning-Ratcliffe blew himself up while tampering with — or perhaps setting — an explosive device … which according to you was probably intended as a trap for — who was it"
I have taped a virus ampoule to a simple explosive device which will be detonated at 3.45 this afternoon in Lower Hampton, Norfolk.