Melenite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Melenite An explosive of great destructive power; -- so called from its color, which resembles honey.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. me`li honey

Usage

In literature:

The French, in their investigations in this field, found gun-cotton too inconvenient, and decided upon melenite.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
Was it possible that the morning message of melenite was no longer to be heard?
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
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