Incendiary device
Incendiary In*cen"di*a*ry, a. [L. incendiarius, fr. incendium a fire, conflagration: cf. F. incendiaire. See {Incense} to inflame.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious burning of valuable property; as, incendiary material; as incendiary crime. [1913 Webster]

2. Tending to excite or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

{Incendiary device}, a device designed to set a structure on fire; a firebomb.

{Incendiary shell}, a bombshell. See {Carcass}, 4. [1913 Webster]


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