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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Giant-powder a kind of dynamite
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. geant (Fr. géant)—L.,—Gr. gigas, gigantos.


In literature:

He had done wonders before, but now he began to powder away like a raving mad giant.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
Oh, I guess it's that new giant powder I sent for.
"Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon" by Victor Appleton
More important still would have been the safeguarding of their "giant powder" and caps and fuse.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
They would then burst open the great moneyed institutions and blow up the safes with giant powder and Hecla powder.
"Caesar's Column" by Ignatius Donnelly
The detonation of the twelve full sticks of giant powder was terrific.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
He was in the North, where winter would soon begin, doing her work with drill and giant powder.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
And men with axes and crowbars and giant powder were set to their tasks.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
The solid rock had cracked out of it after some giant-powder blast.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Two sticks of giant powder in most of the holes.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
I think one could do it with giant-powder.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
We blew up a small wooden bridge with giant powder.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
Had any of us ever seen giant powder?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Georgie McNeal's seat burst under him as if a stick of giant-powder had exploded.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
The men who use it must know that the fumes of giant-powder are dangerous; why didn't they wait?
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
If we can't open it with a stick of giant-powder, we'll take the safe along.
"By Right of Purchase" by Harold Bindloss
I must know when we'll get those drills and the giant powder before I sleep.
"A Damaged Reputation" by Harold Bindloss
I don't see any giant powder.
"The Boy Ranchers of Puget Sound" by Harold Bindloss
You brought the giant powder?
"For Jacinta" by Harold Bindloss
Those are filled with dynamite or giant powder.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Well, we exploded a bit of giant powder in the midst of a shoal, and that is the shameful truth of it.
"Saddle and Mocassin" by Francis Francis Jr.

In news:

The Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant is making a big effort to tailor products for African customers: affordable food, water-thrifty washing powders and grooming products to fit local tastes.
Point Pinole in the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century was the site of the dynamite -making Giant then Atlas Powder Co. And some disastrous explosions.
Point Pinole in the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century was the site of the dynamite-making Giant then Atlas Powder Co. And some disastrous explosions.