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Thread #66740   Message #1112320
Posted By: Teribus
09-Feb-04 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
Trepanning, in the medical sense of the word, is also used as a means of rendering explosive devices safe. Two, or more, holes are trepanned in the casing of the bomb/torpedo/mine, and the explosives are washed out, leaving only the fuse.