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giant powder

dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.
Origin of giant powder
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for giant powder

giant powder

dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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