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A tragic event, often occerring suddenly and causing much damage or loss of life; a catastrophe.
A powerful explosive, made by mixing chemicals and packing it in sticks lit bya fuse.
A sudden movement of the earths crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or plates of earth's crust, or by volcanic activity.
An upright pipe with a spout or outlet of some kind; normally placed near the street and used to draw water for fighting fires.
One who carries off or steals things as loot, usually during a war, disaster, riot,or other crisis.
A person who flees to find saftey or refuge,often a foreign nation, and usually in times of war or political disorder.
Aa book or list of records, as of people,events, purchases, etc.
1) ease given through the elimination of distressor pain; 2) general aid given to those that need, as money or food.
a scale for measuring the intensity of an earthquake. Its values typically fall between 0 and 10, in each increase of 1 representing a 10-fold increase in energy (named for American seismlogist Charles Francis Richter).
a closed vessel, used with a furnace or other heat sourse, so that water is made into steam in order to power engines (as in trains),supply heat, ect.
a platform used as a lookout, located near the top of a ship's mast.
characterized by luxury; having great abundance or wealth; elaborate or ornate.
an exposed partial deck (or a section of the upper deck) on a ship where the passengers can walk about freely
a private cabin or compartment with sleeping accommodations on a ship or train
the section of a passenger ship, originally near the rudder, providing the cheapest passenger accommodations