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The young painter would evidently explode if he could not make use of his arms.
When at last I dared curve my hands upward and divert my progress toward the sur-face, I thought that I should explode for air before I ever saw the sun again except through a swirl of water.
Then they have a recording instrument, according to which they alter the gradient of a new gun, with shells that explode under water.
Besides, the detonator is not yet manufactured that will explode that charge.
While the shells continued to shriek and explode, now near, now far, Jerry investigated the happening.
To complicate the affair, in different parts of the crowd behind the foot-soldiers, two terrorists had bombs explode on their persons.
Archie and the Prince stared at one another rather blankly for a minute, then Archie answered with a twinkle of the eye that made Charlie explode again
I must compose myself or my brains will explode in my head.
This somewhat may be indeed resembled to the famous trunk-maker in the playhouse; for, whenever the person who is possessed of it doth what is right, no ravished or friendly spectator is so eager or so loud in his applause: on the contrary, when he doth wrong, no critic is so apt to hiss and explode him.
If she was jocular, he used to revolve her jokes in his mind, and explode over them half an hour afterwards in the street, to the surprise of the groom in the tilbury by his side, or the comrade riding with him in Rotten Row.
It seemed to explode all round the ship with an overpowering concussion and a rush of great waters, as if an immense dam had been blown up to windward.
The faint deep boom of the distant clock seemed to explode in his head--he heard it so clearly.