gelignite


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gelignite

a type of dynamite in which the nitrogelatine is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and potassium or sodium nitrate

gelignite

[′jel·əg‚nīt]
(materials)
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I'm told by these former explosive experts that every medium-sized coal mine locally would have been exploding about a quarter of a ton of gelignite every week and the larger coal mines about at least half a ton of gelignite every week or 25 tons of high explosives every year.
He added: "It has transformed this area and I'm sure the cakes, plugs and exploding gelignite will bring a smile to the faces of people for years to come."
The acid used to burn through to the fuse and set off the bomb leaked over his hands as he gingerly unwrapped seven sticks of gelignite.
The alleged main charge, along with its TATP detonator, had a similar explosive strength to the "highly explosive" gelignite and TNT, according to forensic scientist Claire McGavigan.
It is also a triumph of stamina and clarity over forces that have for a quarter-century endeavored to infantilize the Irish struggle as a comic strip slugfest--Punch and Judy with gelignite and rubber bullets.
These 4.5 in (114 mm) diameter holes are charged with gelignite and Anfo and initiated by Superflex.
In another raid in the same town, IS flags, 150 sticks of gelignite explosive, thousands of steel pellets and a drone camera were found, a military spokesman said.
The arms that were recovered included a one 303 light machine gun, 2 AK rifles, 1 H and K rifle, 4 SBML barrels, 5 UBGL shells, 2 rockets (RPG), one 9mm magazine, one 9mm carbine, 5 AK rifle magazines, one remote control, one signal booster, 30 AK rifle bullets, 8 pistols, 2 kg of gelatin (Gelignite) sticks, 66 electronic detonators, and 7 cleaning rods.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated two six-pound gelignite bombs at two pubs, The Horse and Groom and The Seven Stars in Guildford, Surrey.
It was built around 1870 as a steam mill and demolished in 1970 over 4 days taking 256lbs of gelignite. A steam mill was built around 1850 at the north end of Stockton.
After their debut single You Do Nothing For Me - a stick of gelignite in scabrous guitar form - did a pretty effective job of announcing their arrival, their latest offering the Under The Strobelight EP summons forth both light and dark, fitting the metaphor of the iron fist in the velvet glove perfectly On Swansea to Hornsey (which documents the wanderlust that led them to leave Wales) and Very Thin they pull away, pare it back and craft two ornate gems demonstrating a sensitivity a world away from the snarling anger management.
I only worked there for three years, but my husband, Norman worked there for many years in a far more dangerous job than the one I did - he worked with the gelignite, which was used to make explosives for the mining industry.