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And yet on this unstable and death-terrific substance of which he was well aware Van Horn was composed, he trod heavily with his personality, daring, to the verge of detonation, to impact it with his insolence.
As if in answer, a great screaming roar went up, dim with distance, punctuated with detonation after detonation.
The detonation of the thunder and the glare of lightning through an occasional rift in the vaporous wall proclaimed the continued fury of the tempest upon the surface of the sea; but we, far above it all, rode in comparative ease upon the upper gale.
the detonation produced by the Columbiad, had the immediate effect of troubling the terrestrial atmosphere, by accumulating a large quantity of vapor, a phenomenon which excited universal indignation, for the moon was hidden from the eyes of the watchers for several nights.
A heavy and dull detonation shook the ground, a puff of smoke came out of the cliff, and that was all.
And then, just as she caught up, he in full stride, and she leaping with nose at his knee, there was a sudden flash, a burst of smoke, a terrific detonation, and where man and dog had been the instant before there was naught to be seen but a big hole in the ground.
In an instant there was a terrible shock, a detonation muffled in the multitude of snowflakes; both horses lay dead and mangled on the ground and the coachman, with a shrill cry, had fallen off the box mortally wounded.
Several detonations which appeared to be well away from the centre of the city could also be heard in the general direction of the Taliban military academy on the eastern edge of the city.
Besides the ineffable costs of this unhappily transformed and alien landscape, communities that have lived for generations among these hills have been driven out by the noise and rocking of large detonations and the grit and dust they've kicked up.
Pakistan, a rival of India's since Britain split the countries apart in 1947, responded with what it claimed were six detonations.
Therefore, police departments must be prepared to deal with the aftermath of bomb detonations in highly concentrated business districts to reduce deaths and injuries, to preserve the crime scene, to investigate the crime successfully, and to help local businesses recover quickly from the damage.
NRL researchers have constructed a model for simulating RDEs using earlier work done on general detonations, as a foundation.