back-blast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n back-blast backfire from a recoilless weapon
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Usage

In literature:

Still farther back stood the Shadow Witch, her tall form swaying in the blasts of the Wind.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
But we're blasting out a corner for the old coll., even back here.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Beat back keen Winter's blast, and welcomed Summer's heat.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
A blast of icy breeze struck Clayton's back, and he shivered.
"The Man Who Hated Mars" by Gordon Randall Garrett
In fifteen minutes they were back at the compression chamber, and at the touch of a button the blasts were silenced from the control room.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
We made our way as best we could back through the darkness and driving blasts of rain.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Back it, blast yore eyes!
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
At each blast he threw back his head and sniffed at the air as a war horse does at sound of the bugle.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Back of the city rose the somber forest over which at intervals towered the blasted skeleton of some gigantic pine.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
So have we seen the crag beat back the blast, So has the shore the surges backward cast.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
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In poetry:

Long to my straining ears the blast
Brought faintly back the words he sung:
'I sow again the holy Past,
The happy days when I was young.'
"The Sower" by James Russell Lowell
Avaunt, acerbid Brat of Death, that sours
The Milk of Life and blasts the nascent Flowers!
Back to your morbid, mouldering Cairns, and let
Me do my worrying in Office Hours!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
A leg as long as trees,
This inward sir,
Mister and master, darkness for his eyes,
The womb-eyed, cries,
And all sweet hell, deaf as an hour's ear,
Blasts back the trumpet voice.
"How Soon The Servant Sun" by Dylan Thomas
Of all am I bereft!
Only one sister left,—
A weeping willow, that to many a blast
Hath bowed her slender form.—
O God, hold back the storm
That thou shalt send to break her down, at last!
"My Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters" by John Pierpont
Sleep ripped apart in the shrilling blast of a shell
jerking me back into life—Dawn, and a dead
bleak silence split by a shrieking smash—one then,
every minute! Men run along the corridor—
"In a Dug-out" by John Allan Wyeth
Oh! cold and bleak upon Mabel's cheek
Came the blast of the storm-wind keen,
And her tresses black, as the glossy back
Of the raven, glanced between
Her fingers slight, like the ivory white,
As she parted their sable sheen.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Saturday Night Live' got a blast from the past over the weekend when it brought back the popular animated sketch 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo' for the first time in years.
Explosions follow suicide blast at U.S.-backed meeting in Baqouba.
Blast forward Machel Millwood, right, battles Chicago Soul goalkeeper Jeffrey Richey as Soul midfielder Ephraim Beard, left, backs up the play in the first quarter at.
Ad blasting Bera gas tax comments reaches back to 2010.
Adventurer Dean O'Malley blasts his way across Newport Harbor with a Jet Lev strapped to his back.
Executives are defiantly blasting back at opponents who have criticized the retail giant 's shoddy labor practices.
Bringing back a TV blast from the past.
Well, I'm back from my Disney vacation and as usual, it was a blast.
Lowery blasts GOP, urges Democrats to back Obama at rally.
How does a man waving down a police car die from a shotgun blast to his back.
Long road back for blast survivors.
LD Hugh Vanstone Is Back on Broadway with Blast.
Hours after Vice President Joe Biden told a mostly black crowd that Mitt Romney would put them "back in chains," Romney blasted the Obama campaign team.
Big-in-Japan psychobilly cats The Quakes blasted me back to my youth with an impressive set at the Bug Jar Thursday night.
Back to the Future has more sexuality than you remember, and little blasts of profanity.
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In science:

SN1987a is coming back into prominence as its blast wave is just now encountering the equatorial ring of matter left behind by outflow associated with the pre-supernova star.
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
As the SNR blast wave sweeps up sufficient amounts of circumstellar/interstellar material, a reverse shock is driven back through the ejecta.
Young Neutron Stars and Their Wind Nebulae
In addition to this, Borkowski et al. (1997) find that there will be reflected shocks going back from the hot spot into the shocked gas behind the blast wave.
Coronal emission from the shocked circumstellar ring of SN 1987A
In general, whatever the duration tgrb of the outflow, one expects the external shock to have both a forward shock (blast wave) component propagating into the external medium, and a reverse shock propagating back into the ejecta [301].
Gamma-Ray Bursts
The GRB afterglow arises as the jet fireball ejecta runs into the ambient interstellar medium (ISM), driving a blast wave ahead into it and a reverse shock back into the GRB jet ejecta.
Gamma-Ray Bursts
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