dynamite


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dynamite

a commercially available explosive containing ammonium nitrate, which has caused nitrate poisoning in cattle.
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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.
They make balloons, kites, dynamite bombs, and electrical apparatus.
But how would the dynamite explode--for, of course, that is what you intend.
At the last a charge of gunpowder was fired, and the concussion exploded the dynamite.
Before he left the schooner, he set her on fire, and fixed up all the powder and dynamite so that it would go off at one time.
They threw dynamite into the canoes, and when the dynamite gave out, they threw hot water down upon us.
Similarly dynamite may be exploded, thereby displaying its characteristic properties, or may (with due precautions) be carted about like any other mineral.
Pulling the stick of dynamite out from the twist of his loin cloth and glancing at the cigar to be certain it was alight, he rose to his feet with leisurely swiftness and with leisurely swiftness gained the rail.
When it got up it was with the suggestion that he must do something at once or there would be a broadside smash accompanied by the explosion of dynamite, in which both ships would be blown up and every soul on board of them would vanish off the earth in an enormous flame and uproar.