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incendiary
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  • Though Tushin’s guns had been intended to cannonade the valley, he was firing incendiary balls at the village of Schon Grabern visible just opposite, in front of which large masses of French were advancing.
  • The officer sends for Auersperg; these gentlemen embrace the officers, crack jokes, sit on the cannon, and meanwhile a French battalion gets to the bridge unobserved, flings the bags of incendiary material into the water, and approaches the tete-de-pont.
  • With regard to legal matters, immediately after the fires he gave orders to find and execute the incendiaries.
  • That evening he learned that all these prisoners (he, probably, among them) were to be tried for incendiarism.
  • With regard to legal matters, after the execution of the supposed incendiaries the rest of Moscow burned down.
  • "Ah, he looks very much like an incendiary," remarked the officer.
  • No, I went to look at the fire, and they arrested me there, and tried me as an incendiary.
  • Even if there was any arson (which is very doubtful, for no one had any reason to burn the houses—in any case a troublesome and dangerous thing to do), arson cannot be regarded as the cause, for the same thing would have happened without any incendiarism.
  • The French patrol was one of those sent out through the various streets of Moscow by Durosnel’s order to put a stop to the pillage, and especially to catch the incendiaries who, according to the general opinion which had that day originated among the higher French officers, were the cause of the conflagrations.

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  • They bring in the Cobras and F-4s, they use Willie Peter and HE and incendiaries.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The incendiary device to CO2.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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