incendiary bomb


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incendiary bomb

[in′sen·dē‚er·ē ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb designed to be dropped from an aircraft to destroy or reduce the utility of a target by the effects of combustion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She remembers brushing incendiary bombs off the roof of a bank, running towards target areas while others dashed for shelter and she once simply dusted herself down and applied lipstick after being blown up by a parachute mine.
Before the explosion, the firemen were damping the ship down before an incendiary bomb set off the explosion.
Detectives in Carrickfergus asked for anyone with information about the incendiary bomb or who saw any suspicious activity to come forward with information.
"It looked like an incendiary bomb so I Googled it on my phone and it came up with an image exactly like the one I had in my hand.
One night during the Blitz, my mother had to push me back into the Anderson shelter as I was trying, along with grown ups, to rescue the horse from the blazing stable which had been hit by an incendiary bomb.
The shock find was made yesterday afternoon when the incendiary bomb was spotted by a worker at the Otterspool site in Aigburth.
My father survived the war without injury, only to lose part of his eyesight while dealing with an incendiary bomb as an ARP during World War ll.
He said the bakehouse was on fire so I jumped up to follow him into the bakehouse and there was an incendiary bomb there that had burst and was firing," he said.
During the war, he was coming back up Belgrave Road and an incendiary bomb hit his lorry and killed him.
The men involved could have killed and maimed with their incendiary bomb.
"I was evacuated to Meriden but was home for the 1940 bombing and we had an incendiary bomb on the house.
They just doused the fire into black, steaming ashes, jumped aboard their vehicle and raced off to the next blaze: Brown Brothers motor factors, about 150 yards away in Adam Street, another incendiary bomb casualty.