lyddite


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lyddite

[′li‚dīt]
(materials)
An explosive composed chiefly of picric acid.
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Benzole cascaded through the torn plating on to the lyddite below, just as the Imro reversed propellor and pulled its bow clear in a shower of sparks.
As the decrepit Rainbow was slow, poorly armoured with two 6-inch guns so old that their shells were still filled with gunpowder rather than lyddite, it was perhaps fortunate for Rainbow's crew that their valiant effort proved unsuccessful.
The ridges of the hills sparkled and eruptions of brown smoke from the lyddite shell like miniature volcanos.