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The crew of HMS Petard faced a race against time, and volunteers were sought to search the sinking sub.
In the event of the door being too strong, the petard could easily become a projectile, to the extreme discomfort of any Petardier who had not kept strictly to the drill and 'retyred' to the side in accordance with instructions.
It added that the company which worded the policy as it did "has been `hoist on its own petard.
That error arises, apparently, from a misunderstanding of petard (pronounced "pay-tar").
Tranzline will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Screen working together with Screen's other subsidiary Petard Datax, which specialises in mobile data systems using wireless networks.
Bill Clinton threw a petard in 1996, on which the Democrats are about to be hoisted.
Traditional dictionaries don't always include allusions, phrases like yellow brick road, Typhoid Mary, hoist with one's own petard, and alpha male, which are seldom easy to find.
Even if we set aside the internal inconsistencies in her use of mimesis from chapter to chapter - other theorists have, after all, been hoisted by mimesis' petard - it hardly seems likely that mimesis-as-referentiality (which seems to be her preferred understanding of the term) constitutes the mainspring of poetic representation.
With some notable exceptions--the two great commandments, the parable of the good Samaritan, for example--scriptural texts may leave even students of them hoisted on a petard of bewilderment.
Maybe the Clintonites should worry about being served con fit de petard.
Mushrooms may develop optimally when left in the dark, but any attempts to do the same to the average off-shore property owner might well result, to paraphrase the Bard, in being "hoisted on one's own petard.