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  • n. Plural form of picrite.

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  • Purely chemical explosives like nitro-glycerine, gun-cotton, the picrites, and the fulminates, present a terrible danger from the unknown mode of the new union of atoms, and reaction of the particles within themselves, in spontaneous explosions happening in irregular manner.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 288, July 9, 1881

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