With melinite you know the worst at once; it doesn't hang round like boxes of ammunition, for instance.
Explosive shells of melinite are the leading idea in France.
The British call theirs "lyddite," the French "melinite" and the Japanese "shimose."
That shell will be cherished after extraction of its fuse and melinite charge.
Also the enemy fired a new kind of shell, believed to be melinite, which stifles a man to death and does not hit one at all.
But steel shells, with a bursting charge of melinite, do not encourage delusions.
Cellars may give protection from fire or melinite; but they are worse than death traps against the heavy fumes of poisonous gas.
Shrapnel screamed all around, and melinite shells made the earth shake.
Pg 120 The whole place was dust and thunder and the half-acrid, half-fat, all-sickly smell of melinite.
There was not a foot of ground that was not covered as with a web by the shrapnel and melinite shells.