- a high explosive consisting chiefly of picric acid.
Origin of lyddite
Examples from the Web for lyddite
Historical Examples of lyddite
Their clothing, hands and faces were stained yellow from the lyddite fumes.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
Major Elmslie threw altogether some 410 Lyddite shells into Omdurman.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
The explosion blackened our faces with lyddite and half-blinded us.Kitchener's Mob
James Norman Hall
Its red glarePg 220 is followed by flame that does not come from lyddite.Four Months Besieged
H. H. S. Pearse
The smell of the lyddite was nauseating, the uproar stupefying."Contemptible"
- an explosive consisting chiefly of fused picric acid
- a dense black variety of chert, formerly used as a touchstone