Sentence Examples

  • It is decomposed by water with explosive violence.
  • Brugnatelli, who found in 1798 that if silver be dissolved in nitric acid and the solution added to spirits of wine, a white, highly explosive powder was obtained.
  • The use of mercuric fulminate as a detonator dates from about 1814, when the explosive cap was invented.
  • Torpedoing The explosive employed is generally nitroglycerin, Wells.
  • It is a most dangerous explosive P. 454; 1886, 27, p. 606).

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