from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An explosive, which consists largely of picric acid, made and used by the Japanese. The exact composition is not generally known.


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  • Add to this the fact that the German fire was remarkably accurate, being controlled and constantly corrected by observers stationed in balloons, and that the German shells were loaded with an explosive having greater destructive properties than either cordite or shimose powder, and it will be seen how hopeless was the Belgian position.

    Fighting in Flanders


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