Incendiary shell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incendiary shell a bombshell. See Carcass, 4.
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Usage

In literature:

The incendiary shells are charged with a certain compound which is ignited by means of a fuse during its flight.
"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick A. Talbot
Among the warlike stores manufactured were incendiary shells filled with petroleum, intended to be thrown into Paris during the insurrection.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
From shrapnel they were fairly safe in the basement, but from large shells or from incendiary bombs there is no protection.
"A Surgeon in Belgium" by Henry Sessions Souttar
The next day, May 11, 1915, was started by the Germans hurling hundreds of incendiary shells into the already ruined town of Ypres.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
The next day, May 11, 1915, was started by the Germans hurling hundreds of incendiary shells into the already ruined town of Ypres.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Yet another sort of projectile took the form of an incendiary bomb or shell which was discharged noiselessly, possibly from a catapult.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Incendiary shells started many fires.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
I think it was destroyed by an incendiary shell.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The Fiat had started to billow smoke out of the tail compartment where an incendiary shell had lodged.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The incendiary shells were still more beautiful in appearance.
"My Cave Life in Vicksburg" by Mary Ann Loughborough
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In news:

Nationalist Serb rebels bombarded Government-controlled areas in northwestern Bosnia today with incendiary shells, setting off fires in Velika Kladusa, a United Nations spokesman said.
In January, 2009, an 18-year-old man presented to the emergency department after suffering an attack with an incendiary shell.
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