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1. An offline device used to burst computer printouts.
2. An astrophysical object that emits a brief but intense burst of gamma or x-radiation.
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Noun1.burster - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
shot - an explosive charge used in blasting
undercharge - an insufficient charge
rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
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(13) See the chapters in Georg Ernst and Bernhard Marschall, eds, Film und Rundfunk: Zweiter Internationaler Katbolischer Filmkongress: burster Internationaler Katholischer Rundfunkkongress.
What pleasure does it give you to bring back all those Alien story elements, like the eggs, the chest burster and the ducking bird?
The second disc, away from the subject, is affixed to a nonrotating torque sensor (Type 8627 Burster Prazisionsmesstechnik GmbH & Co.
This output included over eight million shells, 650 guns, 2,000 aeroplanes, half a million night tracers, 682,000 percussion tubes, 167,000 burster containers and almost 50,000 shrapnel heads.
Barclay, who reports that his track had to put up the house full signs last weekend, continued: "We've just had a burster of a weekend, the best all year, and it's frustrating to not have a full card on offer.
Newell trusted organization of the pulls to 25-year veteran pipe burster Allan Woodruff.
The finished product, featuring Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal as Bahari, reflects this sensibility, in part because the film's director is a professional humorist and burster of political balloons.
The materials are embossed on prepunched, 29-by-29.21-centimeter paper using a Braille 200 embosser machine, then cut and bound on a Burster binding machine, both on loan from RBI.
Storace, "Codimension-two homoclinic bifurcations underlying spike adding in the Hindmarsh-Rose Burster," SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, vol.
The 5058 Pipe Burster can burst steel, cast iron and ductile iron, and the Hammerhead HG12 can burst from a manhole, which is of great value when the pipe runs under such obstacles as roadways or streams.
Then mover 1 will take the balloon and give the balloon to the third person named Burster".