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- n. A flammable substance first used by the Greeks of Constantinople to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Greek.
- adj. a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur.
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- n. a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
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