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- 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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