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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 word explosion is always used concretely (an explosion, or a detonation as chemists commonly call it).
For a long time the detonation of the artillery and the rattle of musketry continued unabated.
There was a flare of colored lights, a deafening detonation—and he felt himself knocked breathless against a wall.
THE 4-D DOODLERGRAPH WALDEYER
Shagarach started to raise her, but the terrible detonation of a pistol rung out, sacrilegiously invading their quietude.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
It did not seem reasonable that if the monsters possessed a detonation beam that they'd turn it on their own confederates.
OPERATION TERRORWILLIAM FITZGERALD JENKINS
To contrive it, a man would have to know how the detonation field worked and how far it extended.
OPERATION TERRORWILLIAM FITZGERALD JENKINS
At length there was a loud detonation, and a column of dirt and smoke in the garden next below us.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX
As I emerged from the archway of the hotel I distinctly heard a second detonation from the same direction.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX

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