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We hear more of Joan than Peter, and Dowd animates the text with unpredictable detonations.
ANN DOWD GOES FROM ‘HANDMAID’S TALE’ VILLAIN AUNT LYDIA TO ‘ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’TIM TEEMANJULY 2, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
That would be unfortunate for his city, but not as unfortunate as the detonation of dozens of tons of volatile hydrocarbons.
ENGINEERS RAISE ALARMS OVER THE RISK OF MAJOR EXPLOSIONS AT LNG PLANTSWILL ENGLUNDJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They said they hope whoever is responsible for the detonation pays for the costs of its aftermath.
A HUGE EXPLOSION CRACKED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. AN ‘EXTREME’ GENDER-REVEAL PARTY WAS TO BLAME.ANDREA SALCEDOAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The scenario is still hypothetical, Caplan admits — more research is needed to determine if uranium snowflakes could really spur a stellar detonation.
URANIUM ‘SNOWFLAKES’ COULD SET OFF THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS OF DEAD STARSEMILY CONOVERMARCH 30, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
These include asteroid and comet impacts, the detonation of nearby supernovae, and dangerous stellar radiation from their host stars.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE COULD BE HIDING IN OUR GALAXY’S INTERIOR OCEAN WORLDSJASON DORRIERMARCH 21, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
At the same instant a detonation was heard, and a bullet cut away a branch just over the Chiefs head.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Two minutes afterwards the ship blew up with a glorious detonation.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The word explosion is always used concretely (an explosion, or a detonation as chemists commonly call it).
CONVERSATIONS ON CHEMISTRY, V. 1-2JANE MARCET
For a long time the detonation of the artillery and the rattle of musketry continued unabated.
THE SWORD OF HONOR, VOLUMES 1 & 2EUGNE SUE
There was a flare of colored lights, a deafening detonation—and he felt himself knocked breathless against a wall.
THE 4-D DOODLERGRAPH WALDEYER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DETONATION

  • artillery
  • barrage
  • blast
  • bombardment
  • burst
  • cannonading
  • crackle
  • detonation
  • discharge
  • enfilade
  • firing
  • salvo
  • shooting
  • thunder
  • volley
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