Definition of Lyddite

1. n. A high explosive consisting principally of picric acid, used as a shell explosive in the British service; -- so named from the proving grounds at Lydd, England.



Definition of Lyddite

1. Noun. An explosive consisting mostly of picric acid ¹

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Definition of Lyddite

1. an explosive [n -S] - See also: explosive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyddite

lycopodiaceous
lycopodiophyte
lycopodiophytes
lycopodite
lycopodites
lycopodium
lycopodiums
lycopods
lycoricidine
lycorine
lycotropous
lycra
lycras
lycée
lycées
lyddite (current term)
lyddites
lydine
lye
lye hominy
lyege
lyeges
lyencephala
lyencephalous
lyerman
lyes
lyeth
lyfe
lyfull
lygaeid

Literary usage of Lyddite

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1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage. Landor (1901)
"... gun mounted —Guns on the Mud-wall—The enemy's artillery—Marvellous shooting—lyddite shells—Another determinate attack on the Station—The exact range—The ..."

2. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"It is used in France for a military explosive for shells, by the English Government as lyddite, and by the Japanese under the name " shimose. ..."

3. We; a Confession of Faith for the American People During and After the War by Gerald Stanley Lee (1916)
"... lyddite I have tried to say in the last chapter that the present machines we are using to express nations with do not express in the slightest degree ..."

4. How We Kept the Flag Flying: The Story of the Siege of Ladysmith by Donald MacDonald (1900)
"... trenches—The Union Jack—Boer gun positions— Where lyddite fell—A natural citadel—Gunner and priest—A brave pair—An Englishman's experience—Good-bye to ..."

5. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1916)
"... weight of howitzer and carriage, 3000 Ibs.; same with limber, 4675 Ibs.; weight of projectile, 3&% Ibs.; weight of explosive charge in shell (lyddite), ..."

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