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guhnko tuhn

  • n  a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

  • A roll of ordinary ticker-tape, turned into guncotton, was fed between two copper rolls into the cylinder and exploded electrically.
  • Huge quantities of guncotton were made from cotton received a bale at a time.
  • Since then he has had one du Pont job after another: black powder, sporting powder, guncotton.

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