from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See diatomite.
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- n. A kind of soft rock containing the remains of diatoms; it absorbs nitroglycerine and is used to manufacture dynamite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Siliceous earth; diatomaceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silicious infusorial earth, used as an absorbent for nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite: same as infusorial silica.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
Sitton (19) used a large number of variously formulated waxes on pecan and found that the most successful from the standpoint of graft survival was one composed of 10 parts rosin, 2 parts beeswax, and 1 part filler such as kieselguhr, talc, or aluminum powder.
Well, the term "skank" is rooted in the discipline of brewing to refer to the final mixture of kieselguhr and yeast.
Alfred persevered, first inventing the blasting cap and then discovering that a silicaceous earth, kieselguhr, would stabilize nitroglycerin, thus making dynamite.
Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, a product in which the explosion-prone nitroglycerin is curbed by being absorbed in kieselguhr, a porous soil rich in shells of diatoms.
For antiseptic purposes it has been prepared as "bromum solidificatum," which consists of kieselguhr or similar substance impregnated with about 75\% of its weight of bromine.
The use of arsenious oxide dissolved in a strong acid, and the solution absorbed in pumice or kieselguhr has been protected by G.F. Jaubert.
The other method consists in pumping acetylene under pressure into a cylinder apparently quite full of some highly porous solid matter, like charcoal, kieselguhr, unglazed brick, &c.
Cuprous chloride is used as a solution in strong hydrochloric acid mixed with ferric chloride, and similarly absorbed in kieselguhr.
Dynamite, efficiency of, 118. frozen dynamite, 116. gelatine dynamite, 119. properties of kieselguhr dynamite, 116.
If we take the volume of the kieselguhr as .1, we find from above formula that