from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The trade-name of an explosive made by dissolving 54 parts of picric acid in 46 parts of nitric acid of specific gravity 1.50.


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  • No. 1 covers the explosive known as _Hellhoffite_, and No. 2 is really oxonite, and No. 4 resembles rack-a-rock, an explosive invented by Mr S.R. Divine, and consisting of a mixture of chlorate of potash and nitro - benzol.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise


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