Definition of Melinite

1. Noun. (minerology) A yellow clay mineral form Bavaria ¹



2. Noun. An explosive containing picric acid and guncotton ¹

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Definition of Melinite

1. a powerful explosive [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melinite

melicerous
melicitose
melicotoon
melicotoons
melics
melik
meliks
melilite
melilites
melilot
melilotic
melilotic acid
melilots
melilotus
meline
melinite (current term)
melinites
melioidosis
melioidotic
meliorate
meliorated
meliorater
meliorates
meliorating
melioration
meliorations
meliorative
meliorator
meliorators
meliorism

Literary usage of Melinite

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1. Lectures on Explosives: A Course of Lectures Prepared Especially as a Manual by Willoughby Walke (1900)
"melinite.—For many years the secret of the composition of this explosive was so well guarded that nothing definite could be learned about either the ..."

2. The Hygiene, Diseases and Mortality of Occupations by John Thomas Arlidge (1892)
"The making of picric acid is a first stage in the production of melinite, and is carried ... The secret French explosive melinite has not, to my knowledge, ..."

3. The Hygiene, Diseases and Mortality of Occupations by John Thomas Arlidge (1892)
"The making of picric acid is a first stage in the production of melinite, and is carried ... The secret French explosive melinite has not, to my knowledge, ..."

4. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"melinite is a mixture of picric acid with collodion, or in one form is supposed to be fused picric acid alone, which has been melted ..."

5. Colour Studies in Paris by Arthur Symons (1918)
"LA melinite: MOULIN-ROUGE. OLIVIER METRA'S Waltz of Roses Sheds in a rhythmic shower The very petals of the flower; And all is roses, The rouge of petals in ..."

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