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petard

  

      n  
1    (formerly) a device containing explosives used to breach a wall, doors, etc.  
2    hoist with one's own petard   being the victim of one's own schemes  
3    a type of explosive firework  
     (C16: from French: firework, from péter to break wind, from Latin pedere)  
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