gelignite gelignite


  • (n) a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate


  1. But not a single gun was fired; since the few ancient artillery pieces in Apia were unsafe, police simulated the salute by exploding 19 charges of gelignite buried in the sand.
  2. Two adolescent boys and a girl had entered the Chinese Society Restaurant, shooed owners and clients out with a pistol, then hidden their timed gelignite device in the kitchen.
  3. Though the British army has increased its patrols in midtown Belfast, shoppers laden with packages pose a serious problem: the holiday wrapping paper could hide gelignite.

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