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Cordite

gunpowder

Cordite, smokeless gunpowder. Composed of 30% nitroglycerin, 65% nitrocellulose, and 5% petrolatum, cordite burns with a great deal of heat. Its name refers to the cordlike lengths in which it is made.

See also: Gunpowder.

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