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giant powder

noun
1.
dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.
Origin of giant powder
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • One had to enter it before gaining admission to the smaller shed in which they kept the giant-powder.

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  • Let me have the two sticks of giant-powder, and then tell the boys to jump for cover.

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  • giant-powder will now and then go off without any very apparent cause.

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  • How many sticks of giant-powder have you rammed into this heading?

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  • The case of giant-powder lay open at his feet, and Bill laid a glowing iron on the cylinder covering.

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  • If we can't open it with a stick of giant-powder, we'll take the safe along.

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  • There was a certain risk in this, but giant-powder freezes, and when that happens one must thaw it out.

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  • Give me two sticks of giant-powder, some fuse, and detonators.

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  • Then Jefferson laughed as he took up another stick of giant-powder.

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  • "It is what, I believe, is called in America giant-powder," said Austin.

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British Dictionary definitions for giant-powder

giant powder

noun
1.
dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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