dynamite

Definitions

  • Dudley's dynamite gun
    Dudley's dynamite gun
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dynamite blow up with dynamite "The rock was dynamited"
    • n dynamite an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
    • n Dynamite (Chem) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dynamite contains peanuts.
    • n dynamite An explosive of great power, consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerin with some absorbent such as sawdust, or a certain silicious earth from Oberlohe in Hanover. The object of the mixture is to diminish the sensitiveness of nitroglycerin to slight shock, and so to facilitate its carriage without impairing its explosive quality. The disruptive force of dynamite is estimated at about eight times that of gunpowder. Dynamite may be ignited with a match, and will burn quietly with a bright flame without any explosion. Large quantities have been known to fall 20 feet on a hard surface without explosion. It explodes with certainty when ignited by a percussion fuse containing fulminating mercury.
    • dynamite To mine or charge with dynamite in order to prevent the approach of an enemy, or for destructive purposes.
    • dynamite To blow up or destroy by or as if by dynamite.
    • n dynamite Nitroglycerin soaked up by silicious earth as an inert absorbent or ‘dope’ is now distinguished as dynamite No. 1, and the meaning of the word is extended so as to include also numerous mixtures of nitro-glycerin with absorbents which increase the force of the explosion. See dope, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nobel, actually invented dynamite, (Dynamite no.1 and Ballistite) but when he saw the destruction it caused, he decided to do something benevolent with all the money he made. Hence the Nobel Prize.
    • n Dynamite din′a-mīt a powerful explosive agent, consisting of absorbent matter, as porous silica, saturated with nitro-glycerine
    • v.t Dynamite to blow up with dynamite
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.”
  • John H. Vincent
    John H. Vincent
    “Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.”
  • Gerald W. Johnson
    Gerald W. Johnson
    “The closed mind, if closed long enough, can be opened by nothing short of dynamite.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. power. See Dynamic

Usage

In literature:

Dynamite doesn't say or do much till it goes off, does it?
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
This Anglo-French love-feast must be wafted to the heavens in a halo of dynamite.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
But Pharaoh had not dynamite or rack-rock or TNT; so that in the total it were safer for an insect to have labored in Pharaoh's time.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
The professor was the last in, and he lighted a long fuse that led to the dynamite before taking his seat.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
He tried dynamite unsuccessfully.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Although the man who warned them did not wave a red flag, dynamite was all Rose could think of.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
The use of dynamite might bury it twenty feet deep under a load of shale that would never be removed!
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
Out came his pocketknife again as he slit the waxed paper of the gelatinous sticks, then inserted the cap in the dynamite.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
This bridge was dynamited in the afternoon, but the effect was not felt to any marked degree.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
We will turn to dynamite, only when all else fails.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
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In poetry:

There was once an eccentric old coon,
Who ate dynamite with a spoon,
But when he got loaded
The powder exploded--
And now there's a coon in the moon.
"Now There’s A Coon In The Moon" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Who seemeth not to care a whoop
For danger at its height;
Who handles what is known as 'soup,'
And dandles dynamite:
Unto a bloke who can do that
I doff my bowler hat.
"Bank Robber" by Robert W Service
I am a barbarian, a Khazar, a Saracen.
Batterer of Roman walls, dynamite’s low rumble
Angrier than Rusudan, bowing, not humbled--
The ache of lost territories eats at my spleen.
"Self-Portrait" by Giorgi Leonidze
There was once a man who made a weird machine,
Employing dynamite and kerosene.
His subsequent destruction
Was a matter of deduction,
And a circumstance that might have been foreseen.
"An Error in Creation" by C J Dennis
It is easy! Give us dynamite and drills!
Watch the iron-shouldered rocks lie down and quake,
As the thirsty desert-level floods and fills,
And the valley we have dammed becomes a lake.
"The Secret of the Machinery" by Rudyard Kipling
Well, after her, I married Kate.
A most unpleasant woman. Oh!
I caught her at the garden gate
Kissing a man I didn't know;
And, as that didn't suit me quite,
I blew her up with dynamite.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

Dynamite May Be the Answer to Ice Jams in Chugiak.
Vail's Ferry at RNC: Rice is dynamite , but night belongs to Ryan.
Series Finales at Marvel, Image, Dynamite , Who's Back in the DCU, Spawn Gets Political.
Kiefer Sutherland makes dynamite cupcakes in Acer spot.
'Dirty Dancing': Panned as a dud, but dynamite .
Boom goes the dynamite .
Black Dynamite 's Rocky Apollo Mission with OJ Simpson: Christmas Edition.
Chiefs' Blevins has Dynamite Dozen impact.
NightCap Theatre's TOP SHELF SHORTS is Dynamite Original Theatre.
"Black Dynamite " film lampooned black exploitation films.
Michael Jai White stars as the voice of Black Dynamite .
(CNN) -- "Black Dynamite " has a new lease on life.
Soniece Crudup and one dynamite National Anthem.
I am not a huge of the movie 'Napoleon Dynamite ', but I am a big fan of the dance scene from the movie in which Napoleon busts a move to get his friend Pedro elected to student council.
As if it needs to be said, grenades , along with fireworks, dynamite and other explosives are specifically prohibited from being packed in carry-on or checked luggage.
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In science:

In relation to the Human Environment, PDAs play a central role in the Dynamite project.
Towards an intelligence based conceptual framework for e-maintenance
After working for a scrap company where he used dynamite, he was finally admitted into a secondary school with the assistance of the director, but with the condition that he pass some tests from the board of the state examiners, called the Central Jury, for the first three years.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
DYNAMIT (1999); Mahmassani et al. (1995)) and ours is that we are interested in an extremely disaggregated version of the problem: The transportation network comes with information such as number of lanes, speed limits, turn pockets, and signal phasing plans.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
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