a hypothetical ray that destroys life from a distance.
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How to use death ray in a sentence
Our longstanding fear, it seems, turns out to be about as valid as the death ray deployed by Buck Rogers in comic strips.Your iPod (Most Likely) Won’t Bring Down the Plane | Clive Irving | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of them was the terrible electric death-ray, capable of destroying anything in its path.Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope | Victor Appleton
Unless the three men missing from the construction camp had died of it, however, it was not to be considered a death ray.Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Teuxical, as I understand it, just gave you a slight shock with his death-ray device.
The gray scales had turned dead black in the area where the death-ray had struck him.The Golden Amazons of Venus | John Murray Reynolds
They have that death ray, but it's not quite as deadly as we might have feared, solely because our ships could outmaneuver them.The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for death ray
an imaginary ray capable of killing
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