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burster

[′bər·stər]
(astronomy)
A celestial source of radiation, such as x-rays or gamma rays, that is very intense for brief periods of time and whose nature has not yet been established.
(botany)
An abnormally double flower having the calyx split or fragmented.
(computer science)
An off-line device in a computer system used to separate the continuous roll of paper produced as output from a printer into individual sheets, generally along perforations in the roll.
(ordnance)
An explosive element used in chemical ammunition such as bombs, mines, and shells to open the container and disperse the contents.

burster

A mechanical device that separates continuous paper forms into cut sheets. A burster can be attached to the end of a collator, which separates multipart forms into single parts.


A Digital Printing Plant
These Model 2140 digital printing presses from Oce Printing Systems feed paper to the trimmer (middle) and then to a burster (left), which separates and stacks the pages. (Image courtesy of Oce Printing Systems USA.)
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After the complete development of the embryonic egg, it splits into two through the lateral hatching line with the help of the egg burster.
Note references on g-ray bursters (GRB's) are numerous.
The astronomers still don't know what caused this particular immense burster.
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This stellar system made headlines in 1975 when the Astronomical Netherlands Satellite revealed it as the first known X-ray burster in the heavens.
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Coupling pressure during the dehydration process was recorded with a DMS load cell (Type 8416-5500, range 0 - 500 N; amplification with an inline amplifier for DMS, Type 9235; Burster, Gernsbach, Germany) between the AE transducer and the screw of the acrylic resin clamp.
The system includes a quiet-running hydraulic power pack, pit-launch burster, rods, pipe splitting arrow, expanding cones and pipe towing head.
As assembled for storage, the M23 land mines are filled with VX nerve agent and have burster charges in the main fuze well and activator well.
e blether with an old pal was fabulous and the food was terric, but a bill that was only a seven sider short of PS80 was a bank burster.
ANGER Hugh Dallas sent off Stephane Mahe & chaos ensued TAKE THAT Rangers did a mock huddle after winning the title at Celtic Park back in 1999 in the so-called 'shame game' BALLOON BURSTER Lenny will party if Celtic win but won't be going overboard JELLY & ICE CREAM Ally McCoist says underdogs Rangers can spoil Celtic's title party sNO