straight dynamite

straight dynamite

[′strāt ′dī·nə‚mīt]
(materials)
Any of the powerful, quick-acting dynamites composed of nitroglycerin, a combustible such as wood meal, sodium nitrate, and an antacid such as calcium or magnesium carbonate; made in 15 to 60% strength, the percentage representing the proportion of nitroglycerin in the dynamite.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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