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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
  • Kilvin would probably call it an atmospherically activated incendiary action.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Austin picked some incendiary fluff off his shoulder.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • The exercise will be programmed as if an atom bomb had exploded and incendiary and high-powered bombs had rained down on the entire amusement area.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • On the rooftops of beachfront hotels to the east, and in the gardens behind them, a half-dozen American artillery units drop incendiary rounds into the mouths of mortars.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "I will never stand by and see my native soil polluted by a horde of Abolition incendiaries" or for that matter by the "lowest and most contemptible race upon the face of God’s earth,"
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • And then I found myself so enraged that I blurted out something which to Jews, in that tormented bygone year scant months removed from the crematoriums, was freighted with enough incendiary offensiveness to make me regret the words as soon as they escaped my lips.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The projectile was a mixture of incendiaries and Imperial gold.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I was walking around with a time bomb ticking in my chest, tightly wound, incendiary.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • The variety of arrows—razor sharp, incendiary, explosive—turn the bow into a multipurpose weapon.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When are you going to turn loose those incendiaries?
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It was what is called an "incendiary" appeal—it was written by a man into whose soul the iron had entered.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I am quite familiar with incendiaries, Ms. Vetra.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They were bandits, counterfeiters, poisoners, incendiaries, murderers, parricides.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It is an incendiary device: who knows what we’d make of it, if we ever got our hands on it?
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Reading this correspondence (collected in W. L. Rusho’s meticulously researched biography,Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty), one is struck by Ruess’s craving for connection with the natural world and by his almost incendiary passion for the country through which he walked.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • San Francisco was no longer the legendary city of 1849—a city of banditti, assassins, and incendiaries, who had flocked hither in crowds in pursuit of plunder; a paradise of outlaws, where they gambled with gold-dust, a revolver in one hand and a bowie-knife in the other: it was now a great commercial emporium.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Let him take thought, Odysseus, with you and others how the ships may be defended against incendiary attack.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • On the night of March 9th, 1945, an air attack on Tokyo by American heavy bombers, using incendiary and high explosive bombs, caused the death of 83,793 people.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Consecrated on the tenth of February in 1185 by Heraclius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Temple Church survived eight centuries of political turmoil, the Great Fire of London, and the First World War, only to be heavily damaged by Luftwaffe incendiary bombs in 1940.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His head was covered with curls, he had the lips of a faun, and all he needed was a lyre and a laurel wreath to be the image of the incendiary Nero of Christian mythology.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • When one of their number is killed by a sniper, they order the destruction of the nearby village, then sit on a hill and watch as shell after shell, alternating high explosives and incendiary white phosphorus, pulverize the village.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Love, little by little, was quelled by absence; regret stifled beneath habit; and this incendiary light that had empurpled her pale sky was overspread and faded by degrees.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The prefectural government, convinced, as everyone in Hiroshima was, that the city would be attacked soon, had begun to press with threats and warnings for the completion of wide fire lanes, which, it was hoped, might act in conjunction with the rivers to localize any fires started by an incendiary raid; and the neighbour was reluctantly sacrificing his home to the city’s safety.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • They dropped more than sixteen hundred tons of incendiary bombs that destroyed sixteen square miles of buildings, killed nearly 100,000 people, wounded 125,000, and left 1.2 million homeless.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The young people sat with their books unopened and listened to a navy man describe in detail how to extinguish incendiary bombs, and then to reports of further Japanese attacks, Roosevelt’s speech before the Congress, an announcement by Attorney General Biddle that Japanese fifth columnists were being arrested in Washington, Oregon, and California.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Doc Daneeka had lost his head during Milo’s bombardment; instead of running for cover, he had remained out in the open and performed his duty, slithering along the ground through shrapnel, strafing and incendiary bombs like a furtive, wily lizard from casualty to casualty, administering tourniquets, morphine, splints and sulfanilamide with a dark and doleful visage, never saying one word more than he had to and reading in each man’s bluing wound a dreadful portent of his own decay.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But he told Mr. Tulliver several stories about "Swing" and incendiarism, and asked his advice about feeding pigs in so thoroughly secular and judicious a manner, with so much polished glibness of tongue, that the miller thought, here was the very thing he wanted for Tom.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The sun had now got far to the west of south and stood directly in her face, like some merciless incendiary, brand in hand, waiting to consume her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He pulled it out, and again uncoiled the fuse and brought it to his teeth, severing the cord, now millimeters from its point of contact with the gelatinous incendiary.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • , there would have been no documents in the trial of Ravaillac deposited in the clerk’s office of the Palais de Justice, no accomplices interested in causing the said documents to disappear; hence, no incendiaries obliged, for lack of better means, to burn the clerk’s office in order to burn the documents, and to burn the Palais de Justice in order to burn the clerk’s office; consequently, in short, no conflagration in 1618.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was a wry-necked matter of unauthorized and incendiary correspondence between a person who claimed to be the ultimate authority in all matters of the Mohammedan religion throughout the world, and a younger member of a royal house who had been brought to book for kidnapping women within British territory.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • a secret passage, long known to himself alone and contrived at the time of the Paris Commune to allow the jailers to convey their prisoners straight to the dungeons that had been constructed for them in the cellars; for the Federates had occupied the opera-house immediately after the eighteenth of March and had made a starting-place right at the top for their Mongolfier balloons, which carried their incendiary proclamations to the departments, and a state prison right at the bottom.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called PACIFICATION.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Or are they the inflammatory ravings of incendiaries or distempered enthusiasts?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Yes, he wasn’t very good, though-still used incendiary grenades . but strong.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Burnham knew exactly whom he wanted to hire but was less aware of how incendiary his selections would prove.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • So as he walks to a party in his honor, there is a third incendiary situation looming over his administration.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I did not add that he had used it as an occasion to preach one of the most incendiary sermons we ever had from him.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Indeed, it can easily be imagined that these changes, combined with the high wind, also had an incendiary effect on certain minds.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The lovely old Georgian house was now the domicile of dragons, where bright presences with incendiary breath prowled from room to room.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • A thermite grenade is an incendiary device that burns at four thousand degrees Fahrenheit and can go through a quarter-inch of steel in a few seconds.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • A hand flamer is primarily for incendiary work but it is a good defensive anti-personnel weapon in tight quarters; you don’t have to aim it much.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Awareness of the incendiary capacity of such rhetoric was so acute that in 1837 the U.S. House passed a "gag rule" that prohibited petitions or discussions regarding slavery.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Now if I am to be no mere copper wire amateur but a luminous author, I must also be a most intensely refractory person, liable to go out and to go wrong at inconvenient moments, and with incendiary possibilities.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • With Boston full of red-coated British troops—sent in 1768 to keep order, as another round of taxes was imposed by Parliament, this time on paper, tea, paint, and glass—the atmosphere in the city turned incendiary.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Admitting to his ignorance of the real state of things in America—and inferring that this was no uncommon handicap in Parliament—he boldly proposed the repeal of every act concerning America since the incendiary Stamp Act of 1765.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • With twenty-four hundred kilos of high explosive and incendiary, a small group of aircraft, if piloted well, could destroy a railroad train, explode an ammunition depot, cause great harm to a column on the march, or obliterate a river crossing.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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