- dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.
Origin of giant powder
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for giant powder
Let me have the two sticks of giant-powder, and then tell the boys to jump for cover.
How many sticks of giant-powder have you rammed into this heading?
Did either of you bring the giant-powder and detonators along?
Giant-powder will now and then go off without any very apparent cause.
The solid rock had cracked out of it after some giant-powder blast.With Hoops of Steel
Florence Finch Kelly
- dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr
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