doomsday weapon


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doomsday weapon

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (usually pl) any weapon of extreme lethal or destructive power; superweapon
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. any tactic, strategy, tool, etc that is potentially or demonstrably devastating to an opponent
b. any tactic, strategy, tool, etc that is used as a last resort because it is equally devastating to all parties
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (often caps) a hypothetical weapon potentially capable of completely destroying both sides of a conflict, to be used as a deterrent
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The tremors will be felt in China, the only nation in a position to restrain a vicious leader prepared to starve, torture and murder his country's own oppressed people while developing a doomsday weapon.
The worse news: The Anunnaki only need his Conifer to activate a doomsday weapon of biblical proportions.
The world has not been the same since those bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and -- as the efforts to curb Iran's nuclear programmes demonstrate -- the threat of the doomsday weapon is very much with us," it said.
The world has not been the same since those bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as the efforts to curb Iran's nuclear programmes demonstrate the threat of the doomsday weapon is very much with us.
Squealer's doomsday weapon appears to be a human psychic, but all human psychics are psychologically and biologically encoded from birth to automatically die if they kill their own species.
An experimental variant of the V-2 was the A-4 which could have been equipped with a nuclear warhead, the ultimate doomsday weapon.
The IDF leaving the Gaza Strip is tantamount to the abandonment of the residents to terrorism, rockets and the doomsday weapon -- the tunnels.
And as if that wasn''t enough, the villain also plans to turn an experimental planetcreating device into a doomsday weapon.
The Master (Roger Delgado) steals secret files, which reveal the location of the Doomsday Weapon, so The Doctor is propelled five centuries into the future to retrieve them from the planet Uxarieus.
For instance, Syria sees today the chemical weaponry in its possession as the highest level of escalation--a sort of doomsday weapon.
The Master (Roger Delgado) steals secret files, which reveal the location of the Doomsday Weapon so The Doctor (Pertwee), his assistant Jo Grant (Katy Manning) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) are propelled five centuries into the future to retrieve the files from the planet Uxarieus.
James Bond investigates a diamond smuggling operation, and discovers that behind the scheme is his insidious arch-enemy Blofeld, who is planning to construct an orbital doomsday weapon powered by the precious stones, which will force world powers to disarm and yield him global domination 1971**