In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- However, he was finding it much more difficult than he had anticipated - the architects had designed the building to be bomb-proof, and he had already used about 22 lb of gelignite in an attempt to bring it down.
- I've been harbouring an idea for some time which, as far as pubescent boys would be concerned, is entertainment gelignite.
- In 1983, nine sticks of gelignite, 25 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, three detonators and an igniter were found in an electrical sub-station inside the boundary fence.
- But even there I cannot picture an example where a purchasing officer in a mining camp in Western Australia would be asked why he would be buying gelignite, for example.
- The suitcase contained chlorate of potash and paraffin wax, which was mixed with gelignite to form an explosive compound.
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