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/ˈrɒk ɪt prəˌpɛld/
using rocket power as the chief motive force.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Moments later, bullets tore into the bridge, and vapor trails from
grenades streaked across the bow: pirates.
aircraft, such as the space shuttle, routinely reach hypersonic speeds on return from space.
We chatted while her fellow trainees fired practice rounds of
He was trying to fire a
grenade from a shoulder mount, but it kept slipping off his shoulder.
In practice, that often means using a
grenade, so as not to expose troops to snipers.
Once, they could scare them off with a shout and a
Blimps often operate beyond the range of machine-guns and
They target bigger ships at night, lighting up the sky with tracers, heavy-machinegun fire and
But equipped with little more than guns and
grenades, such coordinated attacks are beyond them.
At the time the world was told that the helicopter was taken down by a well-aimed
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