from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gelatin dynamite in which the dope is composed largely of sodium nitrate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disruptive compound containing nitroglycerin and other explosive substances.


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  • The manufacture of collodion-cotton has become of more importance than gun-cotton, by reason of its use for the manufacture of the various forms of gelatine, such as gelatine dynamite, gelignite, forcite, &c., and also on account of its extensive use in the manufacture of many of the smokeless powders.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Among the best known after the ordinary No. 1 dynamite are forcite, ammonia dynamite, litho-fracteur, rendock, Atlas powder, giant powder, and the various explosive gelatines.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise


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