gelignite

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gelignite (uncountable)

  1. An explosive mixture of nitroglycerine and nitrate absorbed onto a base of wood pulp.
    • 2008, Steven P. Moysey, The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London, Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, ISBN 978-0-7890-2912-6, page 58:
      Three small gelignite bombs, with pocket watch timing devices, were concealed in packets small enough to fit through the slot of the standard cast-iron post box, the cylindrical bright red colored boxes so common throughout London.

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