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cordite:

see powderpowder,
any mass of fine particles or dust prepared by various mechanical means, e.g., grinding of solid substances, or by chemical means, e.g., precipitation from solutions. In a special sense, the word is applied to powdered propellant explosives, e.g.
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cordite

[′kȯr‚dīt]
(materials)
A trinitrate cellulose derivative prepared by treating cotton fiber or purified wood pulp with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids; an explosive powder.
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It was soon discovered that the high burning temperature of Cordite quickly eroded the rounded Metford rifling, which led to the 1895 adoption of a new type of rifling designed by the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield (RSAF), which increased barrel life and led to future Lee rifles being referred to as the Lee-Enfield.
Both used the same charge of Cordite but a bullet of 225 grains.
Long bullets, such as WW II incendiary, are too long and take up too much space in the case for cordite to be used effectively and another, more dense, higher energy powder must be used.
The failure was not likely to break a weapon, but might cause a backward discharge of cordite gases, reported the Finnish news agency STT.
IT is not unknown for fraternal delegates to turn up at Plaid Cymru conferences with a whiff of cordite about their persons - collected, of course, in the cause of the fight for freedom for a small nation somewhere in the world.
My suggestion would be for one called "The Spirit Of The Blitz" that is sold in beautiful handcrafted bottles shaped like the Queen Mum's head and is made up of whelk oil, cordite and rubble dust.
When you have alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, bassist Dave Holland and guitarist John Abercrombie in your band, it would be hard to avoid a certain cordite whiff caused by the sparking of such seasoned old guns.
Those were a couple of smoking guns, but once again Attorney General Janet Reno doesn't seem able to recognize the odor of cordite.
In a recent interview published in the new Sydney-based poetry tabloid Cordite, John Kinsella discussed his interest in hybridizing, a term he defines as "picking out the eyes of the best and creating some sort of new form that apparently shows us something new.
In 1889, with the help of another British chemist, James Dewar (1842-1923), he developed cordite.
The gun-house crew perished instantly; one, as he died, involuntarily switched on the loading hoist and sent burning cordite into the turret's depths.
Tenders are invited for Providing house keeping and catering services for guest houses of cordite factory aruvankadu as per terms and conditions no.