giant powder


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giant powder

[¦jī·ənt ′pau̇d·ər]
(materials)
A blasting powder made of nitroglycerin, sodium nitrate, sulfur, and rosin, sometimes with kieselguhr.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The hills fairly shook under the pressure of giant powder, while every blast struck home renewed hone and confidence in every breast." Thus crowed the Rhyolite Herald in 1905, as the Bull-frog and Denver and Montgomery Shoshone mines ground into production and miners poured into town by the thousands.