giant powder

dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
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giant powder
dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr

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Example sentences
Judiciously placed charges of giant powder shattered the overburden.
The packing house is where the caps used in setting off giant powder are filled.
Giant powder had been placed at each corner of the build ing on the flooring and it was then fired.
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