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The squib is lowered after the torpedo, and, when exploded by the descent of the weight, fires the charge.
In 1611 Donne wrote a curious and bitter prose squib against the Jesuits, entitled Ignatius his Conclave.
Now, however, a miniature torpedo known as a go-devil squib, holding about a quart of nitroglycerin, and having a firing-head similar to that already described, is almost invariably employed.
damp squib ahead of Bonfire Night.
squib compared to the last ever episodes of other Saturday shows.