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It is possible that Seaman's comment struck Fowler as funny, and he said (according to Abinger), "Well this is the first time in my life I've ever been a bloody penitent." Act 4, Scene 5: Hairbrain's home penitent goes to the Hairbrain house to try to ascertain if it was a devil

The DM33 has a three-part aluminum sabot and a two-part tungsten penetrator, and is said to be able to penetrate millimeters (0 in) of steel armor at a range of meters (0 yd).

The police were initially powerless, as all of their weapons could not penetrate the suspect's vehicle.

Operational practice for B-47 bomber operations during this time went from high altitude bombing to low altitude strike, which was judged more likely to penetrate Soviet defenses.

A wolfpack of German submarines tried to penetrate the convoy screen during the night of 31 March but was driven off.

Under normal conditions, the ionic hydrogen will combine at the metal surface to create hydrogen gas, which cannot penetrate the metal.

Waddy, p. 65 The 1st and 3rd Battalions were unable to penetrate the outer suburbs of the city and their advance stalled, so in order to support them the first lift of the South Stafford's were sent forward on the morning of 18 September.

The attack was strongest along the divisional boundary between the 1st and 2nd Divisions, and as a result the Germans managed to penetrate between the 17th Battalion and the neighbouring 12th Battalion and capture the village of Lagnicourt.

For any force hoping to penetrate westward from the Suir and deep into rebel country, the capture of Cahir castle was a necessity.

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