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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 (officers) entered, they discovered a booby trap designed to blow the lab up, burn all the evidence and kill anyone there,'' said sheriff's Deputy Ed Tumbleson.
But Torossian's son Gary said residents were given no cause to believe police suspected there was a booby trap.
Diplomats and Red Cross workers have said they believed that the rebels laid the booby traps in the gardens surrounding the residence to help avert a counterattack by government forces.
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The story begins with the First World War wherein the Germans rapidly gained the ascendancy in the manufacture and deployment of mines, delay action fuses and booby traps.
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Families work together to infiltrate the Evil Guy Complex and unlock the safe where the plans for the Evil Guy Operations are kept, while helping each other to defeat the booby traps and avoid the complex's security guard and his vigilant dog.