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carpet-bombing

[′kär·pət ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
The laying down of bombs in a creeping pattern to cover the area as with a carpet.
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We don't need to take free e-mail away from consumers or implement utopian economic schemes to make carpet-bomb campaigns less profitable.
US BOMBERS launched new strikes on Taliban front-line positions in the north of Afghanistan today, one day after the Pentagon confirmed it was using B-52 aircraft to carpet-bomb Taliban forces.
AMERICAN bombers launched new strikes on Taliban front-line positions in the north of Afghanistan today, a day after the Pentagon confirmed it was using B-52 aircraft to carpet-bomb Taliban forces.
Worst fears: 1) George Bush will confuse IRA with IRAQ and carpet-bomb us.