Sentence Examples

  • When quite dry guncotton is easily detonated by a blow on an anvil or hard surface.
  • She was under heavy fire, and as she appeared to be sinking, the order was given to abandon ship and blow the charges; they detonated and the ship sank.
  • With about 2% of moisture it can still be detonated on an anvil, but the action is generally confined to the piece struck.
  • Compressed dry guncotton is easily detonated by an initiative detonator such as mercuric fulminate.
  • Lemery showed that a mixture of hydrogen and air detonated on the application of a light.