In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Three minutes later, the screener noticed that the explosive trace detection machine indicated a positive alert for Semtex, a plastic explosive, from the laptop.
- Imagine that a private company had developed an explosive ten times more powerful than Semtex.
- The grenade launcher, for instance, transformed the striking power of small fighting groups; plastic explosives like Semtex were a similar boon.
- Three minutes later, a machine that detects trace explosives showed a positive reading for Semtex, a volatile plastic explosive.
- Ms Murphy is still haunted by the memory of how Hindawi tried to send her to her death by packing her hand luggage with Semtex plastic explosives.
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