Burst


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Burst

In marketing, an ad on a product that looks vaguely like an explosion. For example, a burst may be placed on a cereal box touting the number of vitamins and minerals it contains. A burst is meant to call attention to itself in order to entice buyers. It is used both in consumer goods and in direct mail.
References in classic literature ?
The amazement which was suddenly depicted upon his deformed face caused the bursts of laughter to redouble around him.
Moreover, the blows from the stones explained the bursts of laughter.
Ay, ay," muttered the scout, who had listened to this peculiar burst of the natives with deep attention; "they have warmed their Indian feelings, and they'll soon provoke the Maquas to give them a speedy end.
She went on talking and chatting without a pause, with occasional little bursts of laughter between.
Of course, there is no reason to expect all bursts to be equally luminous, so this approach is not a reliable indicator of distance for an individual burst.
If these forces are encroaching on the safe pulling limit, then the burst is often halted to prevent damage to the newly installed pipe.
The burst races out into space ahead of the visible, fiery glow from the supernova explosion.
However, the potential for ground heave can be calculated prior to performing a burst and is rare in most installations where class A-B conditions occur.
What's more, an afterglow can last for hours or days, providing critical information on the collapsing star's location, the nature of the galaxy from which the burst arose, and the composition of the interstellar material through which the radiation passed on its long journey to Earth.