Synonyms for time bomb

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The narrow escape with the time bomb had robbed him of his confidence in the crew.

That left him in the same spot he'd been in with regard to the time bomb.

Richter would have been the logical suspect were it not for the episode of the time bomb.

I think that was a time bomb in the magazine, but I have a low and suspicious mind.

Do you two mean to intimate that there is a time bomb, or some such infernal machine, aboard this ship?

It would be just like you to have set a time bomb somewhere in this submarine to blow her up after you were all safely out of her.

Despite his liking for Prochaska, Crag couldn't forget that he had failed to find the time bomb in a panel he had twice searched.

Look at them now—the missile attack on the Aztec, the time bomb plant, the way they operate their networks right in our midst.

Privately, he had decided that no man would be left alone until the mystery of the time bomb was cleared up.

At that instant the time bomb exploded and the house was rocked to its foundations.

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