bomb up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bomb up load an aircraft with bombs
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Quotations

  • Marcel Pagnol
    Marcel Pagnol
    “My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.”

Usage

In literature:

Clean up basements and cellars by throwing bombs down through the air holes or other openings after your men have got into the house.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
One morning the Canadian troops started up the long sloping hillside, under skies that rained cartridges, shells and gas bombs.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The sun was now rising behind us, and roseate rays struggled up to the zenith, like the arcs made by showery bombs.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
The explosions from the bombs were terrific and the flashes lit up the whole sky.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
Dummy trenches were fitted up and our bombing parties practised daily.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
For a prisoner who is down may pick up a rifle or a bomb and turn on his captor.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Pick up a bit of string from the floor and another bomb went off.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
Bomb dropped on that would just close it up.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
We are there to pace up and down outside its walls, and watch for the man with the bomb.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Presently Golden Beard tied the cord which held up the sling in which the bombs were slung against the ceiling.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Four bombs dropped at the same instant while they shot up to safety in the thin air.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Two regiments hurled themselves up the slopes, and with bayonets and hand bombs drove the Austrians back.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Zeppelins kept up a running fight with pursuing aeroplanes while dropping bombs.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
He then heard the whir of an airplane and looking up saw several English bombing planes.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
We cracked up on a fighter strip while bombing with Mustangs.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
A bomb dropped near the Washington Monument, sending up a huge spout of dust that veiled it from his eyes.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
But what was lacking in individual accuracy was made up by the numbers of the bombing craft.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Reserves were being rushed forward; more bombs were being sent up.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
She was blown up by a bomb.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
But before they went one of the rascals set off a bomb near the end of the bridge and blew up a corner of the foundation.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

And his squarehead crew brought up their bombs
To send the ship below
With the poor living things she bore
That know not a friend or foe.
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Cali is a 30 year old model, singer, actress, and make-up artist from Cleveland, Ohio who manages a talent group called, "The Bomb Squad.".
The British authorities have concluded that the bomb that blew up a Pan Am flight over Scotland in December was hidden in a radio- cassette player, the British Transport Minister announced today.
The Change-Up : Body Swapping, Plus Fake Boobs and F Bombs.
He is responding to an ABC report about body bombs and beefed up security.
Where doctors struggled to patch up toddlers, rebels, and even government snipers—until Assad's forces bombed it into oblivion.
A group of teens blew up a mailbox with a homemade explosive device Friday night, and officers quickly found the group with another bomb in the parking lot of a high school, police said.
In 2007, Chilton threatened he had a bomb in a bag when he held up the Sterling Savings Bank on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and pointed a realistic-looking pistol at the tellers.
The bomb squad was called to a suspicious pick-up truck in Hurst Tuesday morning on the advice of Department of Defense and Homeland Security officials.
Iran Clean-Up Won't Hamper IAEA 's Bomb Hunt at Parchin.
Hostess is shutting down the ovens in their bakeries, and their trucks will no longer deliver the tasty treat that many of us grew up thinking would survive even a nuclear bomb.
Transit officers step up security, investigate makeshift bomb found on Surrey SkyTrain track (with video).
An Israeli security company has come up with a new way of detecting someone carrying bombs and their answer is explosive-sniffing mice .
Last year the United States paid an Afghan contractor $362,000 to install grates in the tops of culverts, as a safeguard against terrorist bombs planted there to blow up vehicles carrying American.
These two movie goers were caught up in the excitement of the premier, unaware of a bomb threat that had just been called in.
FORKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. A bomb squad blew up a live pipe bomb found outside a home in Northampton County Monday morning.
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In science:

These bombs were up to 1000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima fission bomb.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Once the nominal power is obtained, the chain reaction can be regulated using materials with a very high neutron absorption cross section. A much higher enrichment of 20% is required for fast reactors without moderators and up to 90% for bombs.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
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