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 for Volcanic bomb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volcanic \Vol*can"ic\, a. [Cf. F. volcanique, It. vulcanico.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic
        heat.
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     2. Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous
        agencies; as, volcanic tufa.
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     3. Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
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     Volcanic bomb, a mass ejected from a volcano, often of
        molten lava having a rounded form.
  
     Volcanic cone, a hill, conical in form, built up of
        cinders, tufa, or lava, during volcanic eruptions.
  
     Volcanic foci, the subterranean centers of volcanic action;
        the points beneath volcanoes where the causes producing
        volcanic phenomena are most active.
  
     Volcanic glass, the vitreous form of lava, produced by
        sudden cooling; obsidian. See Obsidian.
  
     Volcanic mud, fetid, sulphurous mud discharged by a
        volcano.
  
     Volcanic rocks, rocks which have been produced from the
        discharges of volcanic matter, as the various kinds of
        basalt, trachyte, scoria, obsidian, etc., whether compact,
        scoriaceous, or vitreous.
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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
        vessel.
  
     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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