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- n. TNT.
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- n. A highly explosive yellow crystalline substance, (CH3C6H2(NO2)3), obtained by reacting nitric acid with toluene
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- n. explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene
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This aerial torpedo is a small missile carrying a charge of high explosive, such as trinitrotoluene, and depends for its detonation upon impact or a time fuse.
Once, even, Garcia had to rip the sticky bomb—it did have half a pound of trinitrotoluene in it—from her hands and toss it away, hunching one shoulder against the blast as he fell back to earth.
Nitrogen is used to make a variety of explosives including ammonium nitrate, nitroglycerin, nitrocellulose, and trinitrotoluene (TNT).
He'd gone full gamut since I'd been born, from refusing to pay anyone for anything he couldn't learn to do himself — learning to repair transmissions and raise rabbits for his eventual move to Alaska, and to safely stockpile trinitrotoluene and blasting caps in sealed fifty-five-gallon drums for the inevitable “mud-people takeover,” as he and Mitch referred to it.
For instance, TnT is different from TNT TnT often stands for Troponin T while TNT often stands for trinitrotoluene.
It was traveling at five thousand feet per second away from the epicenter of a trinitrotoluene explosion.
It stands for the explosive trinitrotoluene, as well as for Turner Network Television.
Now get about 100 pounds (220 kg) of trinitrotoluene (TNT).
A recent analysis of the waters shows that the proportion of sapid ovaloid particles and sulphuretted trinitrotoluene is larger than ever.
Motto for British traders: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try trinitrotoluene."