from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prefix denoting derivation from nitrous acid, or indicating the presence of the univalent group -NO in the molecule of a compound. See nitroso-.


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  • The gas pressure of this powder is low (in several military rifles only one - half that of other nitros), and the recoil consequently small; and it is claimed that with the slight increase of the charge (from 29 to 30 grs.) both penetration and initial velocity will be largely increased, whilst the gas pressure and recoil will not be greater.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • He thought it the most delicious smell in the world; and so continued to think it for many years until the nitros displaced the old-fashioned compounds.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • Schildknecht S, Muller J, Kamuf J, Bachschmid MM, et al. (2009) Chemical model systems for cellular nitros (yl) ation reactions.

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  • And all of your pathetic little remarks and bitchy stuff is crap, in future if you havent even driven the said vehicle or even seen it up close, shut up, keep quiot, we dont wont to know, tell us about your brother's nitros Volvo engine Focus instead .. bye bye

    BBC TopGear: Cars and Autos News

  • TVG: Mass-market driving games are traditionally nitros-boosted arcade racers like Burnout or obsessive car-collectives like Gran Turismo and Forza; Need for Speed: Shift has a different feel to it given the previous games in the series, so what elements do you feel make it stand out the most?

  • The races we ran featured sports cars with nitros attached -- you could get a significant boost of speed with the B button and respawn your completely destroyed ride by holding the Y button.

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  • No idea on how much this will cost, but Mario Kart DS will seem as though it has received unlimited nitros.


  • Perhaps a ride aboard Jumbo in the forests of the night after a tiger, burning bright, and if the Jeffrey .500 didn’t put the big cat down and he made it up the elephant’s back, then there was always the double-barreled howdah pistol to drive two .600 nitros into the animal’s open jaws and jackhammer him to earth.

    Dead Zero


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