low explosive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low explosive an explosive with a low rate of combustion
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Usage

In literature:

Miss Lowe's convulsed apologies sent the visitors into explosions.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
They saw the blaze of the explosion gleam through the smoke that already hung thick over the low building.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Substances are termed low explosives or high explosives according as they are set off by combustion or detonation.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The shepherd burst into such a deep and loud explosion of laughter as if two oxen were lowing together.
"The Mantle and Other Stories" by Nicholas Gogol
This machine is vastly superior to the old-fashioned fan, and the speed of it is quite low; there is no danger of explosion or other rupture.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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In news:

This one has a low center of gravity and explosive bolts in the doors, but that one was a minor miracle.
MUS limits explosive Baylor offense to season low in points.
Low Mesmerize And Explosions In The Sky Triumph at Radio City Music Hall.
Fireworks are low explosive pyrotechnic devices used mainly for entertainment purposes.
The show, heading for an explosive third season finale Sunday, rises to new heights as characters fall to new moral lows.
Made-in-Detroit 'Red Dawn' rates high on explosions, low on logic .
Issaquah is under a regional red flag warning as a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and high temperatures create explosive fire growth potential.
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In science:

Chu & Mac Low (1990) have proposed off-centered supernova explosions.
Evolution of the X-ray luminosity and metallicity of starburst blown superbubbles
However, Wallace et al [23,24] have shown that some of these “naked” plerions are interacting directly with the ambient ISM, and have argued that such sources are produced by low-energy explosions in which no fast-moving ejecta are produced.
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
Another implication is that if the ma jority of SNRs is, as expected, from explosion of massive progenitor stars, which have had strong stellar winds sweeping out their environment to very low densities, a large fraction of SNRs may have escaped detection both in the radio and the X-ray bands.
X-rays from Supernova Remnants
Occupation numbers grow exponentially with time, n = eµt , which results in a fast, explosive decay of the inflaton10,11 and creates large classical fluctuations at low momenta for all coupled Bose-fields.
Preheating and Thermalization after Inflation
The explosion of a star with 15 solar masses is triggered by a low velocity, high density jet/bipolar outflow which delivers a explosion energies of of 1 and 2 × 1051erg .
Asphericity Effects in Supernovae
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