By now the air in the room was awful, hanging with the smell of cordite, lit only by the muzzle flashes.
But a sergeant picked up a cordite charge and hurled it out of danger.
At twenty-five yards or a little under, the cordite rang out.
They also knew that the cordite cartridges were not adapted to American guns, and should not have been used.
The three were armed with Government 303 rifles, while I had my cordite rifle.
A bursting shell had started a fire among some cordite charges in the casemate.
Together with Sir F. Abel, he was the discoverer of cordite.
Only the shells were wanting, for with the gun were 50 charged "hulzen" and a case of cordite "schokbuizen."
I have a double-barrelled .400 cordite rifle and a shot-gun.
Our motors are actuated by introducing small charges of cordite into the cylinders and exploding them by electricity.