PYROXYLINE, an explosive substance obtained by steeping vegetable fibre in nitro-sulphuric acid and drying after it is washed.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Pyroxyline would be a better word, as this applies to all grades.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
The lower nitrates, known as pyroxylin, are less explosive, although still very inflammable.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
They are produced commercially and are known as "gun cotton" or "pyroxyline".
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
It is afterwards exposed to dry, when a pyroxyline (a substance resembling gun-cotton) forms.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
The silk referred to is made from a solution of that inflammable material of tremendous force known as gun-cotton, or pyroxylin.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle