infernal machine


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infernal machine

[in′fərn·əl mə‚shēn]
(ordnance)
Disguised or cleverly concealed explosive device, usually intended for sabotage.
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Ellowitz, 21, of 46 Maywood St., Worcester, charged with possession of fireworks, amended from possession of an infernal machine, continued without a finding for 6 months, ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and to pay $50 victim witness fee; throwing, placing, or exploding explosives, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, malicious explosion, and vandalizing property, dismissed.
Ellowitz, 22, of 46 Maywood St., Worcester, charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, throwing, placing, or exploding explosives, malicious explosion, vandalizing property, and possession of an infernal machine, continued to Sept.
New work from three artists - Dave Griffiths, Martijn Hendriks and Stuart Croft - working with film as a gallery-based medium is featured in the show Infernal Machine. At g39 until November 14.
IN 2006, KEN JACOBS took a one-minute film produced in 1903 by Thomas Edison and made of it an infernal machine. The title of the Edison film is Razzle Dazzle.
Unleashing a torrent of frenzied movement in Peter Martins' The Infernal Machine, snapping fingers and hips in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, or dancing with classical clarity in Agon, New York City Ballet corps member Amar Ramasar has consistently stood out from the crowd since joining the company in 2001.
Apparently, Barbarella's considerable appetite for pleasure is too much for the infernal machine which bursts into flames and broke down.
For seven months now I have been struggling to run an office based on its infernal machine. This sensitive computer struggles from day to day, crashing frequently, creaking and groaning.
Top developers Lucasarts have dropped plans to release a PlayStation version of Indiana Jones And The Infernal Machine. It follows news that they won't be putting out the PC CD-ROM smash Star Wars: Racer on the format either.
Also in the same section, Irene Eynat-Confino writes in "Shape-shifting, Vampires, and the Oedipus Myth: Jean Cocteau's The Infernal Machine" that in rewriting the story of Oedipus, Cocteau used the fantastic elements (...) of the myth to embark the reader/spectator in a dynamic, epistemological process that does not end with the act of reading nor with the performance" (177).
Technological consumerism is an infernal machine. The American writer today faces a totalitarianism of commercial culture analogous to the political totalitarianism with which two generations of East Bloc writers had to contend.
Like much of Cocteau's theatre - including Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus and The Infernal Machine (and his sundry other versions of Oedipus) - Indiscretions gives concrete form to myth, fantasy and neurosis.
The story of Oedipus was told also by Seneca in his tragedy Oedipus and by Jean Cocteau in his play The Infernal Machine and in his libretto for Stravinsky 's opera Oedipus Rex.