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flash bang
 n.— «Police Capt. Cunningham cited a December drug raid in which a woman was killed when a police diversionary explosive device, commonly known as a “flash bang,” was hurled into a rock house. Other officers, however, said a “flash bang” device was also used in Wednesday’s raid.» —“Pacoima Leaders Protest Police Use of Motorized Ram” by Patricia Klein, Stephanie Chavez Los Angeles Times Feb. 9, 1985. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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