blasting gelatin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blasting gelatin mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blasting gelatin an explosive, containing about ninety-five parts of nitroglycerin and five of collodion.
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Usage

In literature:

Five hundred pounds buoyant blasting gelatine mines require 450 feet spacing.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
Blasting gelatin also freezes and is sensitive to percussion in this state.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
May contain alkali chlorides and up to 4 per cent blasting gelatine.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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