CANDLEBOMB

Can"dle*bomb`, n.

1. A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.

2. A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes. Farrow.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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24 June 2021

GENERAL

(adjective) somewhat indefinite; “bearing a general resemblance to the original”; “a general description of the merchandise”


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An article published in Harvard Men’s Health Watch in 2012 shows heavy coffee drinkers live longer. The researchers examined data from 400,000 people and found out that men who drank six or more coffee cups per day had a 10% lower death rate.

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