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Molotov cocktail

1. A makeshift bomb, usually consisting of a gasoline-filled bottle and a wick, that is ignited before it is thrown at a target. The riot police moved in after the demonstrators started throwing Molotov cocktails.
2. By extension, something that has an explosive or otherwise negative impact on a person or situation. If you say anything negative about school board, it will be a real Molotov cocktail at this dinner party, believe me! His arrest was the Molotov cocktail that brought the whole scandal to light.
See also: cocktail
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Police said the man had made the Molotov cocktails hours before the botched attack using soju bottles he had bought at a convenience store near his home in Sadang, southern Seoul.
I then hurled a Molotov cocktail at the vehicle and another friend threw two Molotov cocktails at it.
Owner, black belt and certified gold level 6 instructor Molotov Mitchell founded TKM in 2010 in Durham, near the Streets of Southpoint, with additional training facilities in Cary and soon in Downtown Durham.
Thus, it was suggested to equate Molotov cocktail with firearms.
Des cocktails Molotov ont egalement ete decouverts aux alentours de la mosquee.
PNN Israel's Channel 7 reported Tuesday that a number of Palestinians threw six Molotov cocktails toward an Israeli checkpoint near Bethlehem.
The blast took place as the officers were confronting thugs who blocked roads and attacked them with Molotov cocktails.
Roberts rejects the view of Molotov as the Kremlin's "brilliant mediocrity," depicting him as something other than Stalin's alter ego and more as an independent actor.
Un cocktail Molotov pour chaque citoyen On ose dire que l'Egypte vit l'ere du Molotov, une bouteille en verre partiellement remplie de liquide inflammable, habituellement essence ou alcool (generalement methanol ou ethanol).
La pieza del conjunto mexicano de rock Molotov "Gimme the power" y otras rolas contestatarias suyas como "Que no te haga bobo Jacobo", sirven al cineasta Olallo Rubio de tema y fondo para enmarcar un recorrido filmico donde otras voces expertas testimonian historicamente la represion a la juventud en nuestro pais, asi como la actual manipulacion informativa de los medios televisivos y la censura al rock nacional desde el movimiento estudiantil del 68 y del Festival de Avandaro 1971
This new biography of Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov looks beyond traditional representations of the politician as simply the face of Stalin's Cold War policy and examines the ways in which Molotov's personal belief in detente and Europe-centered diplomacy influenced Soviet policy, and how his principled resistance to hard-line factions led to his eventual political downfall.
Summary: BEIRUT: A Molotov cocktail was tossed at a Future Movement office in the Beirut neighborhood of Ras al-Nabaa early Wednesday morning.
Jordan's State Security Court has begun the trial of six people on charges that include throwing Molotov cocktails at police cars in the southern city of Aqaba in March 2009, reported the London based AL QUDS AL ARABI on Wednesday, citing an unnamed judicial source.
ANKARA, Aug 13, 2010 (TUR) -- Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Drucas phoned Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday to express the sadness of the Greek government over a molotov cocktail attack on Turkey's Consulate General in Thessaloniki.
The same week last September that lightning sparked several forest fires in Western Oregon, police say a group of people used a variety of flammable items - including Molotov cocktails - to ignite a series of small blazes on private timberland near the Lane/Douglas county line near Cottage Grove.