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nitro-glycerine

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  • He suggested that if Dr Skuse was wrong about his claimed findings of nitro-glycerine traces, that would mean he had wasted most of his professional life; if the mens' confessions were false and had been signed because of brutality, the enormity of the conspiracy within two police forces beggared belief.

    The Birmingham Six: Have we learned from our disgraceful past?

  • There, I enthusiastically produced hydrogen gas, sweet-smelling aldehydes and nitro compounds (not nitro-glycerine!) that had the unfortunate habit of blowing up in my face.

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography

  • He has the scarcely concealed demeanour of bottle of nitro-glycerine which may (and, one suspects, will one day) go off with a very loud bang.

    Bantamweight Fight Fest

  • “Yes, my friend,” replied the engineer, “and this nitro-glycerine will produce so much the more effect, as the granite is extremely hard, and will oppose a greater resistance to the explosion.”

    The Mysterious Island

  • Generally, nitro-glycerine is ignited by caps of fulminate, which in bursting cause the explosion.

    The Mysterious Island

  • This apparatus being then arranged, the engineer, after having sent his companions to a distance, filled the hole, so that the nitro-glycerine was on a level with the opening; then he threw a few drops of it on the surface of the rock, above which the mass of iron was already suspended.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The work took some time, for the engineer, wishing to produce a great effect, intended to devote not less than seven quarts of nitro-glycerine to the operation.

    The Mysterious Island

  • This last operation Cyrus Harding had made alone, in a retired place, at a distance from the Chimneys, for he feared the danger of an explosion, and when he showed a bottle of this liquid to his friends, he contented himself with saying, — “Here is nitro-glycerine!”

    The Mysterious Island

  • He had still a quantity of nitro-glycerine at his disposal, and he employed it usefully.

    The Mysterious Island

  • “Then could you not use this nitro-glycerine for loading firearms?” asked the sailor.

    The Mysterious Island

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