In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- With the gunfire, shell explosions, shrapnel flying around him, he couldn't think with all destruction going on around him.
- Then you work out the size of the bomb, the type of explosives, the attendant shrapnel, the amount of building damage and the amount of flying glass.
- First into battle was Joe, who ran a head-on-head, slightly damaging his shield power from the enemy's explosion throwing shrapnel into it.
- Bombs not only throw off shrapnel themselves, they create lots of deadly flying debris, including flying glass from broken windows, that can kill and maim.
- Detectives also found about 130 fragments of steel shrapnel lying around the blast scene.
- Soft flesh is no match for mortar shells, rocket-propelled grenade fragments and shrapnel thrown out in all directions by roadside bombs.
- Almost immediately, Smith was wounded a second time by fragments of shrapnel.
- A second later, the building exploded, throwing bits of shrapnel everywhere and knocking the unprepared Chris off his feet.
- Most of the shells fired by artillery guns were high explosive shells which could throw shrapnel over a wide distance in the trenches.
- A 20-year-old man in his house when it was bombed ‘took shrapnel in his leg,’ Campbell recounted.
- She recoiled from the explosion and flying shrapnel.
- The energy overload feedback has electrocuted several that were not killed by shrapnel when the explosions occurred.
- Two Kastani fighters were slashed with shrapnel from the explosion, and the nearest Alliance vessels were physically displaced by the shock wave.
- The hospital also received 39 people who were wounded in the explosion, most by shrapnel.
- Wooden fragments exploded into shrapnel all around him.
- Even the captain himself worked on pressurized storage lockers around the perimeter of the hold had been damaged by shrapnel from the explosion.
- Those who escaped death from blast and shrapnel wounds were ordered outside, only to be mown down under a hail of bullets from automatic weapons.
- The captain's colleagues received shrapnel wounds but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
- He returned home with shrapnel wounds and tales of fighting U.S. military might with a rifle.
- Another mortar blast struck a tree looking down over the trenches, scattering fragments of shrapnel all down into the fortifications.
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