These I had immersed in a concentrated mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids, converting them all into guncotton.
"Like litmus paper under the influence of an acid," explains guncotton.
Blocks of buildings were blown up with powder, guncotton, and dynamite, or torn down by men armed with axes and ropes.
"We have orders in case of no Germans are there," said guncotton.
Accordingly, Lieutenant Gurdon, 32nd Pioneers, was sent to join them with a box of guncotton.
Holding in one hand the wad of guncotton the size of his head, he applied a match to it.
Look, for instance, at our friend Cotton, our good guncotton.
Every pound of guncotton did its work, and though the ruins burned, it was but feebly.
These are crumbling in places, and the Pioneers might destroy the bastion and breach the wall with a bag or two of guncotton.
It was now filled with a charge of guncotton, and hurled into the hostile trenches by hand.