bombing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bombing an attack by dropping bombs
    • n bombing the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
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Quotations

  • Joe E. Lewis
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    “I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.”
  • George Sweeting
    George Sweeting
    “I lose my temper, but it's all over in a minute, said the student. So is the hydrogen bomb, I replied. But think of the damage it produces!”
  • James Baldwin
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    “There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.”
  • Marcel Pagnol
    Marcel Pagnol
    “My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.”
  • Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson
    “A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.”
  • John H. Vincent
    John H. Vincent
    “Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.”

Idioms

Walking time-bomb - A person whose behaviour is erratic and totally unpredictable is a walking time-bomb.
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Usage

In literature:

Again the British bayonet and bomb had won, though in this attack the greater credit must be given to the bomb.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
The project to bomb the grass out of existence, dormant for some weeks, could no longer be denied.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
It took a gas bomb to get the two women who were guarding the kid.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Anything less than a thermonuclear bomb wasn't any fun.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I will have a second bomb ready if the first one fails; but it will not.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
He bombs little toons because he's scairt of his ain little toons bein' bombed.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
The rest of the formation had gone on, dropped their bombs on Rombach and were beating it for Ludwigshafen.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Headway was also being made with bombing.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
Bombs of acid and steel shook The Nebula.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
In fighting between trench and trench, considerable use was made, besides the rifle, of bombs or grenades.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
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In poetry:

And one said : " A loud tramp of men
We'll hear again at Rosnaree."
A bomb burst near me where I lay.
I woke, 'twas day in Picardy.
"The Dead Kings" by Francis Ledwidge
Oh! thus, on the seas,
Just with the same ease,
Should the enemy come,
In ship, boat, or bomb,
We will knock them about as we please;
"Two Songs" by Sir John Carr
I never hear the zummer hums
O' bees; and don't know when the cuckoo comes;
But night and day I hear the bombs
We threw at Valencieën….
"Valenciennes" by Thomas Hardy
Well: Heaven wi' its jasper halls
Is now the on'y Town I care to be in….
Good Lord, if Nick should bomb the walls
As we did Valencieën!
"Valenciennes" by Thomas Hardy
Whatdid he say he better bomb for?
Whatdid he say he better bomb for?
Whatdid he say he better bomb for?
Whatdid he say he better bomb for?
"Hum Bom!" by Allen Ginsberg
Hadda get ridda Saddam with a bomb!
Hadda get ridda Saddam with a bomb!
Hadda get ridda Saddam with a bomb!
Hadda get ridda Saddam with a bomb!
"Hum Bom!" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Basra bombs kill at least 68 Iraqis.
CNN's Jane Arraf reports on Basra , which had been relatively quiet -- until car bombs left scores dead.
CNN's Jim Clancy reports on the deadly car bombings in Basra .
Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi was the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
A former intelligence officer who worked undercover at Libya's national airline, Mr Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of orchestrating the bombing and sentenced to life in prison.
Megrahi, 60, is the only person convicted of a crime in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Mike Anderson's Sloppy Mike Is A Sloppy Gut Bomb And I Like It.
President Hamid Karzai, in a statement issued by his office, denounced the bombing as a "brutal" and un-Islamic act.
Taliban bomb kills Afghan police chief, 16 civilians in Kandahar bathhouse .
Bomb explodes near Islamic boarding school in northern Nigeria, gunfire follows attack.
Suspect rigged apartment bombs 'to kill.
Lara Logan reports on the wave of suicide car bombings, roadside bombs, execution-style killings and attacks on US forces that has swept through Iraq this week.
Who is responsible for the Bogota , Colombia bombing this week.
FARC suspected in fatal Bogota bombing.
A bomb blew up in the Colombian capital, wounding former Interior Minister Fernando Londoño and killing his driver and bodyguard, on the day the disputed free trade agreement kicked off.
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In science:

According to this theory, the solar interior is a sort of controlled thermonuclear bomb on a giant scale3 .
How the sun shines
B (3T ) = (1 − η )βT mT , 5The neutron bomb, a typical third-generation nuclear weapon, is not a pure-fusion weapon since about half of its explosive power comes from fission.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Hasegawa et al. used reduced thallium precursors and an alumina high-pressure bomb to control thallium loss [41, 38].
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
Madrid bombing and with members of the ETA terrorist group [Bar et al., 2005; Haahr-Escolano, 2004].
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
Dicke in 1968 proposed the possibility of the photon bomb by means of an infinite increase of the k-modes in an amplifying media.
Coherent feedback from dissipation: the lasing mode volume of random lasers
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