- boiler factory proverbial source of noise and confusion. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
- breaking of the sound barrier boom of plane heard exceeding speed of about 750 m.p.h. or Mach 1. [Aviation: Misc.]
- Concorde supersonic jet of British-French design. [Eur. Hist.: EB, III: 66]
- Joshua Jericho walls razed by clamorous blasts from his troops’ trumpets. [O.T.: Joshua 6]
- Krakatoa volcanic explosion on this Indonesian island heard 3000 miles away (1883). [Asian Hist.: NCE, 1500]
- Olivant Roland’s horn, whose blast kills birds and is heard by Charlemagne, eight miles away. [Fr. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 772]
- sonic boom shock wave from plane breaking the speed of sound. [Aviation: Misc.]
- Stentor Greek herald with voice of 50 men. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 39]
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