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  • The squib of the philosopher Seneca on the memory of Claudius (d.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In England Swift may fairly claim the credit of having given the death-blow to astrology by his famous squib, entitled Prediction for the Year 1708, by Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.

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