Definition of Cheddite

1. Noun. Any of a class of explosives containing inorganic chlorates and organic nitro compounds ¹



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Definition of Cheddite

1. chedite [n -S] - See also: chedite

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Literary usage of Cheddite

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Peering, in 1905, found that a ' cheddite,' having the composition 73 pc potassium chlorate, 16 pc dinitrotoluene, 6 pc starch, and 5 pc castor oil. gave an ..."

2. Circuits of Victory by Abraham Lincoln Lavine (1921)
"But they have never overcome their contempt for "cheddite. ... When the "cheddite" first arrived, the French were extremely careful to warn of its ..."

3. Military Pyrotechnics by Henry Burnell Faber, Marvin Dana (1919)
"cheddite is a soft yellowish material of fine grain, but is sometimes ... cheddite (41) is a slow, mild explosive, which splits rocks rather than shatters ..."

4. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"Chlorate of potash forms the basis of two well-known explosives, viz., Rack-a-rock and cheddite. The former consists of compressed cartridges of chlorate of ..."

5. Australian Mining and Metalurgyby Donald Clark by Donald Clark (1904)
"cheddite costs less per case, of corresponding weight, than Gelignite, therefore, ... cheddite is manufactured by CURTIS'S AND HARVEY LIMITED, LONDON. ..."

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