land mine

land mine
land mine
n.
an explosive charge hidden under the surface of the ground and detonated as by pressure upon it

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  • Land mine situation in Chechnya — Chechnya is the most land mine affected region worldwide. [ [http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/10/8f24150a e534 42a8 80d9 198ae5453f89.html Chechnya: Land Mines Seen As Continuing Scourge] , RFE/RL, October 19, 2004] Since 1994 there have …   Wikipedia

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