In several places I noticed volcanic bombs, that is, masses of lava which have been shot through the air whilst fluid, and have consequently assumed a spherical or pear-shape.
the revolving of the bomb, against the external cooled crust, and so produced the solid shell of stone; and lastly, that the centrifugal force, by relieving the pressure in the more central parts of the bomb, allowed the heated vapours to expand their cells, thus forming the coarse cellular mass of the centre.
He confounded causes with effects more than was excusable; the most distinguished propagandists with impulsive bomb
throwers; assumed organisation where in the nature of things it could not exist; spoke of the social revolutionary party one moment as of a perfectly disciplined army, where the word of chiefs was supreme, and at another as if it had been the loosest association of desperate brigands that ever camped in a mountain gorge.
He always goes about with a bomb
in his pocket, and of course it makes conversation a little difficult because if you don't agree with him he lays it on the table in a marked manner.
Give me a bomb
and when you hear it burst in this listening post let your men start across No Man's Land slowly.
Directly I mentioned his name, it was as though I had thrown a bomb
shell into the place.
It would come one day like a bomb
, and nothing that you or I could do would alter it in the least.
High on the wall it burst like a bomb
, shivering fragments flying in all directions.
It is very nearly," continued Nicholl, "the course described by a bomb
launched from a mortar.
A splattered stain, raying like the shadow of a bursting bomb
, witnessed where a hurled glass or bottle had splintered with its contents against the wall.
Day after day the boats lowered and were swallowed up almost ere they touched the water, while we on board pumped the horn at regular intervals and every fifteen minutes fired the bomb
After throwing the bomb
this last got away, but it is supposed that, seeing a lot of people surging up on all sides of him in the falling snow, and all running towards the scene of the explosion, he thought it safer to turn back with them.