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brimstone:

see sulfursulfur
or sulphur
, nonmetallic chemical element; symbol S; at. no. 16; interval in which at. wt. ranges 32.059–32.076; m.p. 112.8°C; (rhombic), 119.0°C; (monoclinic), about 120°C; (amorphous); b.p. 444.674°C;; sp. gr. at 20°C;, 2.07 (rhombic), 1.
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Brimstone

(pop culture)
Raining fire and panic upon the scurrying populace who woefully find themselves in his lumbering path, the 50-foot terror called Brimstone is the DC Comics-equivalent of Godzilla—a creature that exists solely to destroy. Brimstone blazed into the DC Universe in Legends #1 (1986), the miniseries in which the evil despot Darkseid of Apokolips attempts to eliminate earthly opposition by eroding the public's confidence in its superheroes. Darkseid's obsequious envoy, the sadistic Desaad, sabotaged a S.T.A.R. Labs nuclear generator to explode, as a result creating Brimstone, a 60,000-pound behemoth possessing some degree of sentience. Programmed with the conviction that it is a fallen angel, Brimstone cuts a swath across the DC Universe with its fiery sword and generation of intense heat. The Justice League of America, Firestorm the Nuclear Man, and the Suicide Squad have narrowly avoided meltdowns in their conflicts with Brimstone. The creature has on several occasions been eliminated, but is capable of regeneration—and repeated devastation. Brimstone shambled onto television in the “Initiation” episode of the Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited (2004–present). In its TV incarnation, the creature was the out-of-control creation of Chinese inventor Chong-Mi, with Justice League recruits including Green Arrow and Captain Atom taking down the fiery beast.

Brimstone

 

(Gonopteryx rhamni), a butterfly of the family Pieridae. The wings are angular, with a span of up to 6 cm. The males are lemon yellow, and the females are greenish white. In the middle of each wing there is a small orange-yellow spot. The brimstone is found throughout Europe and the temperate zone of Asia. Soon after the butterflies emerge from the pupae at the end of summer, they go into hibernation. Flight is resumed in early spring. The caterpillar, which is green with a white stripe along its sides, feeds on buckthorn leaves.

brimstone

[′brim‚stōn]
(mineralogy)
A common or commercial name for native sulfur.

brimstone

1. an obsolete name for sulphur
2. a common yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, of N temperate regions of the Old World: family Pieridae
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Brimstone is a "fire-and-forget" radar-guided precision weapon which can be used against moving targets, and was cited by Prime Minister David Cameron in the run-up to last month's vote on war in Syria as the kind of UK asset which would make a "meaningful difference" to the battle against IS.
Two Tornado GR4 jets using a Brimstone missile to destroy a supply truck near Raqqa and targeting two IS buildings in the area, including a command and control centre, with Paveway IV laser-guided bombs.
But the operation depends hugely on the super-accurate Brimstone, which can almost guarantee the destruction of its targets while minimising civilian casualties.
It is a different story, though, when firing Brimstone against smaller targets like moving cars.
He said: "If you have fired something like Brimstone then you can have another peak in your blood pressure, and your breathing and your heart rate, because I am now guiding that weapon into the target.
If British airstrikes in Syria go ahead then Tornados equipped with Brimstone missiles are the best and least risky option.
Daily patrols by Tornados in Iraq since last September have already used Brimstone to devastating effect against cars, armoured vehicles and fortified compounds many times.
Mistakes do and will happen so no matter how super-accurate the Brimstone is, ultimately these super-tech missiles are only as good as the people who fire them.
The contract, which was declared on 19 June, is geared not just at equipping the Typhoon with the Brimstone air-to-surface missile by 2018, however with exploring a common launcher approach which could also be used for other multiple weapons stores such as SPEAR 3.
The Eurofighter consortium along with Brimstone is at present working towards integrating the MBDA Storm Shadow and Taurus cruise missiles to give the Typhoon a stand-off strike capability.
Making approximately 35 radar `cuts' per vehicle, the Brimstone automatically recognises all tracked fighting vehicles (tanks, armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled guns and air defence units), and will attack provided it can see at least half the target.
The Brimstone can be instructed to search in a variety of modes (column, point and area), with pre-set distances to start search, stop and self-destruct (by diving into the ground).