Definitions

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  • n. A monoclinic-prismatic colorless mineral containing bismuth, hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The powders known as cannonite [A] and ruby powder, also manufactured by Messrs Curtis's & Harvey Limited, are analogous products having the same general characteristics.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • [Footnote A: For further details of cannonite, see First Edition, p. 181.] ~Smokeless Diamond~, also manufactured by the above mentioned firm, is a nitro-cellulose powder of the 33-grain type of sporting gunpowders.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Absolutely uniform in effect, and one-ninth the bulk of any present effete charge -- flake, cannonite, cordite, troisdorf, cellulose, cocoa, cord, or prism -- I don't care what it is.

    Traffics and Discoveries

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