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It startled him more than the small and distant detonation that had come just before.
The silence which followed the detonation of the exploding torpedo was almost equally horrifying.
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.
It was time; for they had scarcely sailed half a league, when D'Artagnan saw a flash and heard a 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.
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.
A heavy and dull detonation shook the ground, a puff of smoke came out of the cliff, and that was all.
Summary: The Internal Security Forces Thursday said they would carry out controlled detonations of explosive ordinances Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Les detonations pouvaient faire plus de degats humains car le centre commercial al-Nakheel est au coeur de la capitale irakienne et abrite l'un des cinemas les plus frequentes de Bagdad.
BETHLEHEM, August 30, 2015 (WAFA) Ongoing Israeli drilling works, including detonations of rocks, near the village of Wadi Fukin, to the west of Bethlehem, might put the lives of nearby Palestinians at risk, according to Ahmad Sukkar, the villages mayor.
Israel recently carried out a series of test detonations to measure the damage that would be caused by a so-called "dirty" radiological bomb, if it were set off by hostile forces, according to the left-wing Ha'aretz newspaper.
Detonations, usually associated with explosives and explosions, produce very high pressures and high velocities.