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 for Bomb ketch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ketch \Ketch\ (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk.
     q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Ca["i]que.] (Naut.)
     1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast
        and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two
        hundred and fifty tons burden.
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     2. (Naut.) In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two
        masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or
        mizzen, mast.
     Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bomb \Bomb\, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or
     buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
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     1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
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              A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck,
              would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber
              beneath.                              --Bacon.
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     2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired
        from mortars. See Shell.
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     3. A bomb ketch.
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     Bomb chest (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with
        gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by
        its explosion.
     Bomb ketch, Bomb vessel (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel,
        very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be
        used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar
     Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used
        in whale fishing.
     Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
        "I noticed volcanic bombs." --Darwin.
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