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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in strands.

Usage examples (28)
  • Nitro-glycerine is also largely used in the manufacture of smokeless powders, such as cordite, ballistite, and several others.
  • But I can lend you a .470 high velocity cordite weapon.
  • With respect to the action of cordite upon guns, Sir A.
  • With regard to the heating effect of cordite and cordite for more
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