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booby trap

[′büb·ē ‚trap]
(ordnance)
An explosive charge such as a mine, grenade, demolition block, shell, or bulk explosive fitted with a detonator and a firing device, and usually concealed and set to explode when an unsuspecting person touches off its firing mechanism by stepping upon, lifting, or moving a harmless-looking object.
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When withdrawing from occupied areas, Islamic State routinely leave boobytrap devices on the roads and in cars, homes and official buildings in order to render the area uninhabitable and slow the advance of regime forces.
When cyber criminals install spyware on a victim's computer, they can see everything that he or she does, from instant messaging a friend to online banking activity," said Sheehan Toufiq, IT Spokesperson and Assistant Developer to the Boobytrap Project.
The acoustic band, Laura Dickenson and Rachel Lloyd, have been around since 1999, part of the Yale scene like Crosbi, and are working with Radio One DJ Huw Stephens' Boobytrap label.
The three days covered a host of topics including emergency first aid, kidnap avoidance, navigation techniques, ballistic awareness, mines and boobytrap awareness, off-road driving and border crossing etiquette.
To fathom the complexity, those relationships must be separated with the care, precision, and experience of a military bomb-squad sapper disarming a boobytrap.
With much help from Engineers in the field and our SOF, Infantry, Armor, MI, and Ordnance brothers-in-arms, the Engineer School continues to make progress developing solutions to counter our current and future mine and boobytrap problems.
To my glee, Sebastian Black promptly waded straight into the ironic boobytrap, explaining as he fell 'One might add that one cannot get anywhere without it'.
The 41-year-old's left foot had to be amputated after he stepped on a boobytrap while on patrol with explosives sniffer dog Memphis.
Less than two weeks later, an undercar boobytrap bomb was found lying on a road in west Belfast.
And a thankless, boobytrap replay was made even harder when Ryan Nelsen bundled over his old Blackburn team-mate Joel Byrom in the box after three minutes, Byrom dusting himself down to put Boro ahead from the spot.
PRESSURE PAD This boobytrap was donated to the museum to show the deadly array of weapons they faced in Afghanistan.
Tempers flared as members of Ogra Shinn Fein, unionists and victims campaigners clashed at the Newry's Narrow Water Castle where 18 soldiers were killed in two IRA boobytrap bombs in August 1979.