infernal machine


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infernal machine

n.
A device designed to use fire or an explosion to endanger life or do serious damage to property in violation of law.

infernal machine

n
(Historical Terms) archaic a usually disguised explosive device or booby trap

infer′nal machine′


n.
a concealed or disguised explosive device intended to destroy life or property.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infernal machine - a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
References in classic literature ?
But the infernal machine was the thing to think of now.
In the cabin were arms and ammunition, and hidden in a secret receptacle in the cabin table was one of those infernal machines, the construction of which had occupied much of Paulvitch's spare time when he had stood high in the confidence of the Nihilists of his native land.
But, happily, there were limits to the strain which the rope would stand, though none apparently to the lifting powers of this infernal machine.
Yesterday, he was charged in Westboro District Court for possession of an infernal machine.
Mateiko faces four counts of illegal possession of a machine gun and possession of an infernal machine (C-4 plastic explosives).
Bandilla was arraigned Friday in Central District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, possession of an infernal machine and attempting to commit a crime.
He was charged with attempting to burn a building or property, three counts of possession of an infernal machine (a Molotov cocktail) and assault by a dangerous weapon.
He was arrested and charged with attempting to burn a building or property, three counts of possession of an infernal machine (a Molotov cocktail) and assault by a dangerous weapon.
Derry, whose arraignment is next Wednesday, is charged with four counts of being in possession of an infernal machine, and a count of unlawful possession of fireworks.
He pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of possession of an infernal machine, willful placing of an explosive and two counts of possessing or igniting a Molotov cocktail.
and Kathleen Gadomski and sergeants William Kamataris and Kevin West and charged with attempting to burn a building, three counts of possession of an infernal machine and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
He was charged with four counts of illegal possession of a machine gun and possession of an infernal machine (C-4 plastic explosives).