Usage examples for explosive

  1. Harry had examined these- he found they were really solid steel shot, cast like modern rifle bullets, and calculated to penetrate, even without explosive action, when dropped from a height. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  2. We thought at first that the Spaniards were using explosive bullets, but we found they were merely brass- covered bullets. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  3. After swallowing six times,- a trick father once taught me to cure explosive speech,- I went down and asked him if he could tell me to what use the lot was to be put. – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  4. That particular British shell happened to be the first that had long ago been fired in the fight near Colesberg, and as it had fallen close to the general's tent without bursting, he brought it away to keep as a curio, and on that particular Sunday, so it is said, was showing it to a Boer friend, and explaining that the new explosive now used by the English is perfectly harmless when properly handled. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  5. To be just, I suppose Aunt Augusta's adamant disposition accounts, to some extent, for Uncle Peter's explosive way of thinking and speaking. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  6. Paulette lay in her blankets with her back to me, as if she had lain so all night; Dunn was making up the fire; Collins was absent, till he appeared out of his tunnel where he had put Dudley's high explosive the night before and nodded to me. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  7. But the question is, can the temper of a red- headed explosive ever be rendered uninflammable? – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  8. Its nuts are explosive, and go off with a snap, shooting the seeds that are inside, ten or twenty feet away, when the cold dry days of autumn come. – Woodland Tales by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  9. Suddenly a high explosive shell burst near him- quite close: and a mass of earth crashed down on his legs and back, half burying him. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  10. The explosive inside was done up in 5- pound bags. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  11. It had lain between them untouched, like a substance possibly dangerous and explosive. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  12. " Well, that's as far as I've got, right up to now," he admitted with an explosive sigh. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  13. Mr. Bates' tone was so fiercely explosive that it appeared to throw up his head with a violent motion. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  14. Now, as I was saying, I will show you how to make the most powerful explosive that was ever invented. – Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales by Charles B. Cory
  15. An explosive grunt of dismay answered him, before Fat Joe let him rise. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans