plastic explosive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plastic explosive an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
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Usage

In literature:

He was like the man who wanted to make a plastic suitable for children's toys and ended up with a new explosive.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
The tough plastic burst into splinters with a sudden explosion.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
Alec had a heavy belt of ultra-high explosive plastic lashed around his midsection.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
After a few hard blows, the plastic split, and there was a small explosion as the air within the temple burst through.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
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In news:

As a kid I can remember making small explosive devices with plastic soda bottles and other common household ingredients.
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives.
Plastic explosive 'very sophisticated'.
The plastic explosive that a passenger allegedly tried to detonate aboard a trans-Atlantic American Airlines flight last week was "very, very sophisticated," a US official told CNN on Wednesday.
RICHMOND — An explosion and fire rocked a plastics recycling center Thursday morning, killing one worker, injuring several others and forcing 12 nearby schools to cancel classes.
View full size AP File Photo Executives from four auto parts companies said Tuesday that they don't expect widespread fallout from a shortage of a key ingredient in plastic resin following a factory explosion.
They allegedly conspired to acquire plastic explosives (C-4) and build two bombs.
Film all your explosively good times with a lipstick camera and a big sheet of plastic.
A plainclothes LAPD officer moves through crowds at LAX's international terminal, carrying a hidden quantity of plastic explosives hidden in a bag.
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In science:

For higher strains and strain rates, the Taylor test is currently used more as a means of validating plasticity models in numerical codes for the simulation of high rate phenomena such as impact and explosive deformation as suggested by Zerilli and Armstrong .
Validation of the material point method and plasticity with Taylor impact tests
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