Molotov cocktail


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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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Officials searched DeGuzman's bedroom in his parents' house and found a propane bomb, 34 pipe bombs, a backpack containing 19 Molotov cocktails, several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
According to footage from the institution's CCTV, two strangers on a motorcycle reportedly threw two Molotov cocktails at the place of worship.
Unknown individuals threw a Molotov cocktail at a shoe factory owned by Jack and Gerard Dimilikian in Bourj Hammoud's industrial zone, burning its faCade.
ANKARA, Aug 12, 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.
WORCESTER - A city teenager accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at his ex-girlfriend's Beacon Street home Thursday night will undergo a dangerousness hearing in court today.
VALENCIA - A Molotov cocktail ignited in Valencia High School's administrative offices over the weekend caused an estimated $2,500 in damage but burned itself out instead of spreading, authorities said.
The officer fired tear gas at the crowd in an attempt to disperse them, but one Molotov cocktail smashed through an opening causing fire to spread inside the vehicle.
Molotov cocktail near Ramallah, West Bank, on Monday, according to the Israeli
Manama: A Pakistani national sustained severe burns on Saturday evening after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the pick-up he was driving near Maameer, a village 10 kilometres south of Manama, the capital.
Bland, who turned 49 Thursday, was found guilty of hurling the Molotov cocktail at two people fleeing in a car from a home within several blocks of Bland's home June 29.
The teenager said that he "accidentally" set a nearby farm on fire when a Molotov cocktail he threw at policemen missed its target.
LANCASTER - A 34-year-old Palmdale man was arrested in connection with a June incident in which a Molotov cocktail was thrown onto the porch of the Lancaster home of his ex-roommate, sheriff's officials said.
According to Palestinian media reports this morning, a group of settlers threw stones and Molotov cocktails at passing cars and burned a vehicle after being directly attacked by a Molotov cocktail.
A Simi Valley man has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail at his girlfriend and an acquaintance during a quarrel.
A MOTHER has described how she and her 12-year-old daughter were forced to jump from a burning vehicle following a Molotov cocktail attack.