dynamite


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dynamite

a commercially available explosive containing ammonium nitrate, which has caused nitrate poisoning in cattle.
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At the last a charge of gunpowder was fired, and the concussion exploded the dynamite.
It was Mauki who supplied the key that opened the padlock on the boat, and it was Mauki who equipped the boat with a dozen Winchesters, an immense amount of ammunition, a case of dynamite with detonators and fuse, and ten cases of tobacco.
They make balloons, kites, dynamite bombs, and electrical apparatus.
It came when he was full of gin, and we, being in the same fix, just watched him shove a cap and short fuse into a stick of dynamite and stroll down toward the boat.
The next day the cook announced that he would rather take his chance with dynamite than continue trying to exist on coconut, and that, though he didn't know anything about dynamite, he knew a sight too much about coconut.
Therefore, when they spotted a school of mullet; and lighted the fuse, they had to hold the dynamite till the fuse burned short before they threw it.
When I stood up, fire-stick in one hand, dynamite stick in the other, my knees were knocking together.
I threw the fire-stick into the water after the mullet and held on to the dynamite.
A shock to a mass of dynamite produces quite different effects from an equal shock to a mass of steel: in the one case there is a vast explosion, while in the other case there is hardly any noticeable disturbance.
Similarly dynamite may be exploded, thereby displaying its characteristic properties, or may (with due precautions) be carted about like any other mineral.
Mercury Prize winner Dizzee, Estelle and Brit Award star Dynamite will be at London studios today for the mammoth recording session.
KYLIE Minogue has teamed up with Ms Dynamite, who has written a track for the Aussie star's new album.