from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An explosive material which is unaffected by moisture, shock and fire, a mixture of ammonium cresylate with picric acid that is prepared from trinitrocresol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ammonium salt of trinitrocresol, experimented with in Austria as an explosive for charging shells.


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  • Everywhere the traces of frenzied devastation grinned, blackened remains of a wilderness of wires, beams, sacks, broken tools, a disorder that took one's breath away and made one dizzy -- all steeped in the suffocating stench of combustion, powder smoke, and the pungent, stinging breath of the ecrasite shells.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

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