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let′ter bomb`


n.
an envelope containing an explosive device designed to detonate when the envelope is opened.
[1945–50]

mail bomb

An email with a very large file attached to it that is intended to interrupt the functioning of the recipient’s mail server.
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This took the form of car bombs, mail bombs, airstrikes and explosive devices attached to cars by operatives on motorcycles.
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The text is richly illustrated with photographs depicting IEDs, explosives, and booby traps to assist in the identification of suspicious objects, suspect packages, or potential mail bombs.
Prior to his enlistment, Israel had focused on threats and a few mail bombs.
These include a foiled plan to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 using a new type of explosive hidden in the bomber's underwear, and another attempt a year later to send mail bombs hidden in toner cartridges on planes bound to the U.
It is blamed for a number of unsuccessful bomb plots aimed at Americans, including an attempt to bring down a US-bound airliner with explosives hidden in the bomber's underwear and a second plot to send mail bombs hidden in the toner cartridges on planes headed to the US.
The fundamentalists wanted to send five mail bombs to various targets, including the Stock Exchange and pubs used by British racists, over the 2010 Christmas period.
serial killer, the murder of a girl scout, a child arsonist, the murder of Arizona heiress Jeanne Tovrea, the murder of a mob insider, mail bombs, and other crimes.
In the 20th century's adolescence, the American brand of anarchism proselytized by immigrants from Europe like Emma Goldman took on a violent strain -- President William McKinley was assassinated, Wall Street was bombed, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (allegedly) robbed a bank in Massachusetts and were eventually electrocuted in 1921, mail bombs wrapped in brown paper were sent politicians all over the country.
The fundamentalist group wanted to send five mail bombs to various targets over the 2010 festive period and discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity.
They planned to send five mail bombs to various targets during the run up to Christmas 2010 and even discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity.
The branch plotted several failed attacks on US soil - the botched Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up an American airliner heading to Detroit and a foiled 2010 attempt to send mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues.