Origin of burster
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The "Screecher" was a little ahead; gradually the "Burster" closes.
Over 1,000 of these weapons fired a bomb or shell carrying a burster exceeding 90 lbs.The Crisis of the Naval War
John Rushworth Jellicoe
The burster died away along in the evening, and, though the streets were wet in many places, our friends went out for a stroll.The Land of the Kangaroo
Thomas Wallace Knox
The "Burster" was a St. Louis boat, having on board a lot of wild back-woodsmen, &c.
Soon a cry of exultation is heard on board the "Burster," as she shoots up close to her rival.