1. a system for screening luggage in airports; an agent passes a swab around or inside luggage and then runs the swab through a machine that can detect trace amounts of explosives
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  • I never managed to get a copy of the book with the violet cover, though on one visit to the Soviet Union I did manage to find a collection of Nezhmetdinov's best games.
  • Anything less would be another big letdown. Times, Sunday Times
  • Brother-in-law Nero and ex-colleague Brig Gen (retd) Saber Ahmed identified the body of the BDR deputy director general, Brig Gen Bari. Trial of killers will be fast-tracked
  • Filter views, custom pane set-ups, and options galore help you keep your TweetDeck experience in check - although the reams of options would likely daunt new users just looking for a way to tweet and read updates. Archive 2010-02-01
  • '' We had that letdown, we didn't get that (second-half) field goal and it kind of deflated us, '' said Kitna, who took over for Palmer and spent most of his time scrambling. - Scores
  • The only slight letdown is the front seats. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was a huge letdown. Times, Sunday Times
  • The process is known as "wind setdown," which is defined as a drop in water level caused by wind stress acting on the surface of a body of water for an extended period of time. Parting The Red Sea: The Scientific Explanation (VIDEO)
  • The slowdown in growth in VAT receipts is perhaps the biggest letdown, particularly given the apparent strength of the consumer. Times, Sunday Times
  • The biggest letdown, though, has probably been the soggy weather. Times, Sunday Times
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